va·​ca·​tion·​land vā-ˈkā-shən-ˌland How to pronounce vacationland (audio)
: an area with recreational attractions and facilities for vacationers

Examples of vacationland in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Greek empire in the Dells Icarus’ journey to becoming the tallest waterslide in America is the culmination of more than 50 years of ambition for the Mt. Olympus waterpark resort in the vast, kitschy middle-class vacationland that is Wisconsin Dells. Tribune News Service, The Mercury News, 26 June 2024 The heavily accented, Polish Holocaust survivor was a constant presence in the Jewish vacationland in upstate New York, offering a one-of-a-kind type of entertainment: speed-painting. Julia Gergely, Sun Sentinel, 13 June 2024 Beyond its vacationland veneer, Lahaina holds sacred sites for Native Hawaiians, and has for generations been home to various cultural groups and social classes. Sarah Matusek, The Christian Science Monitor, 14 Aug. 2023 In vacationland, Halle Bailey’s interminable braids and curls took on romantic, noir qualities in Paris, as a Mexican backdrop afforded Lupita Nyong’o’s seaside selfies an additional wash of luminosity. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, 2 July 2023 Anyone who has taken a family trip to one of America’s coastal vacationlands will recognize the milieu: the unrelenting beauty of the seaside, oafish tourists in the high season, a corner bar the locals visit for a generous pour and fried calamari. Amanda Uhle, Washington Post, 27 June 2023 It’s not a sideshow, or simply a tropical vacationland. Steven Litt, cleveland, 15 Jan. 2023 Khristen, a teenager, arrives at this bleak vacationland after the boarding school to which her mother has abandoned her scatters students to the four winds. Washington Post, 23 Sep. 2021 But not everybody seems cut out for life in a vacationland, even if New York is just a couple hours away. New York Times, 14 May 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vacationland was in 1927

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“Vacationland.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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va·​ca·​tion·​land vā-ˈkā-shən-ˌland How to pronounce vacationland (audio)
: a place where many people go on vacation
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