familymoon

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of family and honeymoon.

Noun[edit]

familymoon (plural familymoons)

  1. A honeymoon in which the newlywed couple bring along their children.
    • 2001, Eileen Ogintz, "Encore brides include their children and his in honeymoon plans", Ventura County Star, 19 August 2001:
      “We didn't want Conner to feel excluded,” said New Yorker Craig Linden, whose 5-year-old stepson joined the couple for their wedding and honeymoon in Hawaii. “It was a familymoon.”
    • 2005, Marcy Blum, Laura Fisher Kaiser, Wedding Planning For Dummies, unnumbered page,
      These familymoons can be a valuable transition time for merging families Brady-Bunch style, and they're a powerful way of conveying to all that life is about to become a joint venture.
    • 2005, David Frisbie, Lisa Frisbie, Happily Remarried, page 105,
      Although most families see quality bonding time as important, most are also limited in the amount of financial resources they can devote to a vacation or familymoon.
    • 2007, Travel & Leisure, Volume 37, American Express Publishing, page 92,
      Thinking of planning a familymoon or babymoon? Couples celebrating second marriages and honeymooning with kids enjoy the luxuriously spacious suites of the oceanfront ResortQuest Waikiki Beach Tower.