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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Other Words from staycation

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

Examples of staycation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Residents looking for a staycation or out-of-town guest now have a new place to stay in Katy. Roy Kent, Houston Chronicle, "Aloft Houston Katy opens at Katy’s Boardwalk," 18 Nov. 2019 Silent auction offerings included an array of staycations, restaurant experiences and a 90-minute river cruise on the Cruisin’ Tiki. Austen Erblat,, "Gala attendees swing and dance for accessibility programs at Museum of Discovery and Science," 12 Nov. 2019 In India, staycation is a very fast-growing segment. Manavi Kapur, Quartz India, "Indians love their staycations and weekend getaways more than Europeans," 25 Oct. 2019 Obviously, staycations are much easier on your savings than a trip across an ocean. Esther Trattner, San Diego Union-Tribune, "15 trips to take in retirement," 24 Sep. 2019 Whether your weekend itinerary includes a staycation in the city or a jaunt to the beaches of Montauk, the warm weather getaway season is in full swing. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "The Ultimate Beauty Travel Kit: 14 Small Wonders to Pack for a Weekend Away," 24 July 2019 Asia Fest of Milwaukee Here's another festival possibility for your staycation, in a city of festivals. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Planning a staycation around the 4th of July? Here are some things to do with your kids.," 1 July 2019 Enhance your summer staycation experience with unlimited entry to over 40 attractions including in categories such as museums and cultural attractions, zoos and aquariums, tours and cruises as well as family-friendly and open-late options. Necee Regis,, "Here, there, and everywhere," 6 Aug. 2019 Shifting tastes away from impressing friends with distant, Instagram-perfect destinations and more staycations could eventually yield some reductions in greenhouse gases from aircraft. Umair Irfan, Vox, "Air travel is a huge contributor to climate change. A new global movement wants you to be ashamed to fly.," 1 Aug. 2019

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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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29 Nov 2019

Cite this Entry

“Staycation.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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