[ stey-key-shuh n ]
/ ˌsteɪˈkeɪ ʃən /


a vacation spent at home or near home, doing enjoyable activities or visiting local attractions.


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Origin of staycation

First recorded in 2005–10;stay1 + (va)cation Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for staycation

  • In the age of the "staycation," what do this week's Resort collection presentations mean for fashion and its followers?

    Non Voyage!|Alisa Gould-Simon|June 4, 2009|DAILY BEAST

British Dictionary definitions for staycation



/ (ˌsteɪˈkeɪʃən) /


informal a holiday in which leisure activities are pursued while staying at one's own home

Word Origin for staycation

C21: stay 1 + (va) cation
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