Definition of staycation in English:



  • A holiday spent in one's home country rather than abroad, or one spent at home and involving day trips to local attractions.

    • ‘Our son-in-law threw his back out on staycation.’
    • ‘Raymond Miles, 41, a grocery manager who lives in the Bronx, ended up on an unplanned staycation last week.’
    • ‘More Britons are holidaying at home, opting for a ' staycation ' in places such as Bournemouth.’
    • ‘If it holds, the staycation bandwagon will be a powerful boost to domestic tourism operators languishing in the economic downturn.’
    • ‘The last day of our staycation I made a blueberry-cream cheese strudel, and had a few phyllo sheets leftover.’
    • ‘We know that because of the low dollar we're not going overseas in many cases to travel, so people thought about staycation, staying home.’
    • ‘So now it looks like a staycation for a lot of these families who had booked on this flight.’
    • ‘Everything from how do you have a little vacation, call this a staycation.’
    • ‘If there's a pool and you can score me some JetBlue passes, I'm yours because staycations are even worse than the word "staycation" itself.’
    • ‘So if you have a staycation, plan what you'll eat for the whole week and then make a list and stick to it.’
    • ‘My parents went on staycation, and all I got was this lousy T-shirt.’
    • ‘So lets start planning that staycation and one that doesn't involve a big drive probably or a drive in a fuel-efficient vehicle.’
    • ‘As a nation, we're more likely to be at home, broke, on a `staycation' and wanting to be entertained.’
    • ‘Steve is going back to work after a week's "staycation."’
    • ‘Sixteen people said they would stay close to home on what's called a staycation.’
    • ‘Who wouldn't like to trade their "staycation" for the private beach hideaway in Mexico where this season's opening episode is set?’
    • ‘The "staycation" has become a fact of recession life.’
    • ‘Not a vacation but a staycation: the happy-face answer to high gas prices and the costs and miseries of air travel.’
    • ‘One step above a staycation, camping is a cheap way to get your trip on.’
    • ‘She is here in Atlanta and with us now to give us an idea of - we've got that staycation.’
    break, rest, period of leave, day off, week off, month off, recess, school holiday, half-term
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Early 21st century: blend of stay and vacation.