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minimoon

1
or min·i moon

[ min-ee-moon ]

noun

, Meteorology.
  1. a full moon that purportedly looks smaller than normal when it coincides with the moon’s farthest position from Earth.


minimoon

2

[ min-ee-moon ]

noun

  1. a short, usually inexpensive honeymoon, often followed by a longer honeymoon later on:

    They left the courthouse after the ceremony and had a weekend minimoon at The Plaza.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of minimoon1

First recorded in 1995–2000; mini- ( def ) + moon ( def )

Origin of minimoon2

First recorded in 2010–15; mini- ( def ) + (honey)moon ( def )

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