One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A holiday spent in one's home country rather than abroad, or one spent at home and involving day trips to local attractions.
break, rest, period of leave, day off, week off, month off, recess, school holiday, half-termView synonyms
- ‘Sixteen people said they would stay close to home on what's called a staycation.’
- ‘One step above a staycation, camping is a cheap way to get your trip on.’
- ‘The last day of our staycation I made a blueberry-cream cheese strudel, and had a few phyllo sheets leftover.’
- ‘Not a vacation but a staycation: the happy-face answer to high gas prices and the costs and miseries of air travel.’
- ‘More Britons are holidaying at home, opting for a ' staycation ' in places such as Bournemouth.’
- ‘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."’
- ‘So now it looks like a staycation for a lot of these families who had booked on this flight.’
- ‘If it holds, the staycation bandwagon will be a powerful boost to domestic tourism operators languishing in the economic downturn.’
- ‘Raymond Miles, 41, a grocery manager who lives in the Bronx, ended up on an unplanned staycation last week.’
- ‘The "staycation" has become a fact of recession life.’
- ‘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 lets start planning that staycation and one that doesn't involve a big drive probably or a drive in a fuel-efficient vehicle.’
- ‘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 if you have a staycation, plan what you'll eat for the whole week and then make a list and stick to it.’
- ‘Our son-in-law threw his back out on staycation.’
- ‘Everything from how do you have a little vacation, call this a staycation.’
- ‘She is here in Atlanta and with us now to give us an idea of - we've got that staycation.’
- ‘Who wouldn't like to trade their "staycation" for the private beach hideaway in Mexico where this season's opening episode is set?’
- ‘My parents went on staycation, and all I got was this lousy T-shirt.’
Early 21st century: blend of stay and vacation.
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