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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The IHG Rewards Club Premier is a great card for a staycation because of one benefit alone—the free night certificate, which can easily cover the $89 annual fee of the card. Caroline Lupini, USA TODAY, "The best travel credit cards of 2019," 5 June 2019 Take a staycation Art Deco architecture of Cincinnati is Oseid's focus in the June 3 article. Chris Mayhew,, "Forbes travel review puts Cincinnati in national spotlight favorably...again," 4 June 2019 Immediately, hungover locals who couldn’t get out of town would come for late lunches of tacos and micheladas, staycation cuisine if ever there was one. Rob Haskell, Vogue, "What’s Next for Gabriela Cámara? A New L.A. Restaurant—And Foray into Politics," 15 May 2019 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

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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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The first known use of staycation was in 1944

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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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