va·​cay ˈvā-ˌkā How to pronounce vacay (audio)
plural vacays
US, informal
: vacation
a family vacay
vacay plans
If you're kicking yourself for not planning a vacay earlier, check out cheapie last-minute plane tix at one of these sites …Cosmopolitan
If you feel like you need a break from adulting, July is the time to take that mental vacay.Brandi Neal

Examples of vacay in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Also on her Mallorca vacay, Kylie rocked a white, lace swimsuit coverup, plus a Khy dress. Bailey Richards, Peoplemag, 4 June 2024 When planning your summer vacay, there’s also more to consider than just the holiday crowds. Jessica Puckett, Condé Nast Traveler, 19 Mar. 2024 And while the girlies have been back from their vacay for about a week now, Alix is not done putting out her 🔥 Europe content. Briannah Rivera, Seventeen, 15 June 2023 While the traditional honeymoon is typically reserved for newlyweds as a time to celebrate, decompress, and travel as a pair, this modern twist welcomes couples to invite along friends or family for their post-wedding vacay. Krista Simmons, Sunset Magazine, 5 Feb. 2024 The hardest part is deciding which of your favorite vacay shots to use. Jessica MacDonald, Travel + Leisure, 11 Oct. 2023 But depressing nonfiction wasn't the only thing Kendall Jenner took in on this particular vacay. Kathleen Walsh, Glamour, 9 Jan. 2024 Hailey Bieber is having the time of her life while jet-setting with her husband, Justin Bieber, during a European vacay. Jasmine Washington, Seventeen, 3 June 2023 Nina Dobrev, 34, flaunted her totally toned legs and abs in a recent vacay photo dump. Jacqueline Tempera, Women's Health, 7 June 2023

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Word History


by shortening

First Known Use

1991, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vacay was in 1991

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Cite this Entry

“Vacay.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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