Definition of minimoon in English:

minimoon

noun

informal
  • A short break spent together by a newly married couple, typically in advance of a longer vacation to be taken at a later date.

    ‘the couple stayed at Belhurst Castle for their minimoon and are planning a trip to Europe this spring’
    • ‘I will be thinner by October for my minimoon.’
    • ‘Because our Honeymoon to Egypt was cancelled, we decided it would be best to take a spa minimoon at one of our favorite resorts.’
    • ‘These last few days I've been keeping myself busy looking up possible accommodation for our minimoon next year.’
    • ‘When my dad married his wife they had a minimoon in Maine.’
    • ‘We're on our minimoon in Las Vegas for Thanksgiving.’
    • ‘Make sure you have some kind of honeymoon directly after the wedding, even if it is just a minimoon.’
    • ‘I hate the idea of a minimoon.’
    • ‘Ethically aware couples looking for a minimoon with a difference will love Under the Thatch’s choice of gorgeous places to stay in Wales.’
    • ‘Couples taking so-called minimoons this year will head to the Indian Ocean, according to one expert.’
    • ‘When we realized we had 48 hours together last month, we quickly booked our minimoon.’
    • ‘I know a lot of couples here on the east coast that have taken a minimoon to cities such as Orlando, New York City and Atlantic City.’
    • ‘A minimoon isn't ideal, but the two of you will have each other and can spend some wonderful alone time and make memories.’
    • ‘I'll be starting grad school about two days after our wedding, so we won't have time for a honeymoon or even a minimoon.’
    • ‘The morning after, on the way to our minimoon, I put on the CD of Holly Cole singing I Want You and bawled my eyes out.’
    • ‘For our minimoon, we wanted to do something chilled, low effort and relaxed, without having to travel far.’
    • ‘Our honeymoon for Christmas in New York is all booked for next December but we would really like a minimoon straight after the wedding in June.’
    • ‘My fiancé just called and said his parents want to pay for our minimoon!’
    • ‘We do have some saved up for a minimoon and would really welcome some ideas.’
    • ‘I love Bath, I went there for the weekend for my minimoon after I got married.’
    • ‘We don't really have the money for even a minimoon.’

Origin

1970s: from mini- + honeymoon.

Pronunciation:

minimoon

/ˈminēˌmo͞on/