What Does HOLISTAY Mean?

HOLISTAY means "Stay at Home Holiday."

The word HOLISTAY is the British-English version of STAYCATION. A HOLISTAY is usually a vacation spent at home, visiting attractions and participating in leisure activities that can be completed within one day. However, like STAYCATION, HOLISTAY is now also generally accepted to mean any vacation that does not involve overseas travel.

Although the word "vacation" is not widely used in the UK, the terms HOLISTAY and STAYCATION are used interchangeably.


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When I write HOLISTAY, I mean this: meaning of HOLISTAY A HOLISTAY is a vacation spent at home.

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"Stay at Home Holiday" is the most common definition for HOLISTAY on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Here is some more information about HOLISTAY:
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Examples of HOLISTAY in Sentences

Here are examples of HOLISTAY being used in conversations:
  • Karen: I don't think we will have the money for a vacation this year.
  • Harry: We have already told the kids, this year we will be having a HOLISTAY.
  • Gail: We are going to visit every attraction in the state this summer.
  • Fran: Sound like a great plan for a HOLISTAY!

An Academic Look at HOLISTAY

As it is formed by merging two words into one, HOLISTAY is classified as a portmanteau word. It is formed by amalgamating Holiday and Stay.

HOLISTAY is also a neologism (i.e., a newly coined word or phrase which has emerged into everyday usage). Some neologisms are formally accepted into mainstream language (at which point, they cease to be neologisms), and some wither until they can longer be considered everyday terms. A neologism can be:
  • A completely new word (e.g., holistay).
  • A new combination of existing words (e.g., digital detox).
  • A new meaning for an existing word (e.g., sick).

Example of HOLISTAY Used in a Text


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