stay·​ca·​tion | \ ˈstā-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce staycation (audio) \

Definition of staycation

: a vacation spent at home or nearby

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staycationer \ ˈstā-​ˈkā-​sh(ə-​)nər How to pronounce staycationer (audio) \ noun

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Like staycation, Stamper believes this word will stick around in our lexicon. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Made-Up Travel Words We Love to Hate," 18 July 2018 Check out Mali Anderson's thoughts on making a spring staycation special — while bolstering excitement for your next family vacation. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "MetroParent Newsletter: Thinking of spring...vacation, that is," 26 Mar. 2018 The British Isles have seen usually warm temperatures in the last few weeks and that has made the idea of an English staycation all the more appealing for Brits, including new royal Meghan Markle. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Meghan, Duchess of Sussex Proves that Denim Can Be Royal, Too," 26 July 2018 Their staycation in Norfolk won't be anything like their recent tropical getaway to Mustique in the Caribbean. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton and Prince William Just Kicked Off Their Staycation," 9 Aug. 2018 Zero George Street If Charleston locals wanted a staycation, this historic small hotel would be the spot. Sienna Fantozzi, House Beautiful, "Your Ultimate Guide To A Long Weekend In Charleston," 9 Aug. 2018 Every weekend feels like a staycation in your luxe bed. Colleen Egan, House Beautiful, "12 Things You Definitely Own If You're a Homebody," 10 Nov. 2014 You're bound to find something to do on your family staycation! Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Taking a staycation for the 4th of July? Here are some things to do in Milwaukee with your kids.," 2 July 2018 The dog days of summer are here, which means vacations — and staycations — for many of us. Dan Wine,, "7 things to do in Orlando this summer — and they're all free," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of staycation

1944, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for staycation

blend of stay entry 3 and vacation

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