noun Informal.

Origin of vac

by shortening Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for vac

Historical Examples of vac

  • She might or might not have her vac suit on; I knew she had several of them on Ceres.

    A Spaceship Named McGuire

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • I carried it back with me when I returned to Garside after vac.

    The Hero of Garside School

    J. Harwood Panting

  • He checked it over carefully and began shucking his vac suit.

    The Bramble Bush

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • It was a ferociously hot day at the beginning of the summer vac.


    Talbot Baines Reed

  • That evening he heard the Winchester boys making plans for the winter sports at Pontresina in the Christmas vac.

British Dictionary definitions for vac



British informal short for vacation
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Word Origin and History for vac

1709 as a colloquial shortening of vacation; 1942 as a colloquial shortening of vacuum (v.); 1974 as a colloquial shortening of vacuum cleaner.

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