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