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honeymoon

[ huhn-ee-moon ]
/ ˈhʌn iˌmun /
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noun
a vacation or trip taken by a newly married couple.
the month or so following a marriage.
any period of blissful harmony: Their entire 60 years of marriage was one long honeymoon.
any new relationship characterized by an initial period of harmony and goodwill: The honeymoon between Congress and the new president was over.
verb (used without object)
to spend one's honeymoon (usually followed by in or at).
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Origin of honeymoon

First recorded in 1540–50; honey + moon

OTHER WORDS FROM honeymoon

hon·ey·moon·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for honeymoon

honeymoon
/ (ˈhʌnɪˌmuːn) /

noun
  1. a holiday taken by a newly married couple
  2. (as modifier)a honeymoon cottage
a holiday considered to resemble a honeymoona second honeymoon
the early, usually calm period of a relationship, such as a political or business one
verb
(intr) to take a honeymoon

Derived forms of honeymoon

honeymooner, noun

Word Origin for honeymoon

C16: traditionally explained as an allusion to the feelings of married couples as changing with the phases of the moon
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