Definition of staycation in US English:



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

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