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Circa 2000, clipping of vacation, with -y to clarify pronunciation. Compare cray (crazy).


vacay (plural vacays)

  1. (informal, US) vacation
    • 2000, Nancy E. Krulik, Popular: From the Mouths of Babes - Book #3, p. 88:
      I don’t know if Italy is quite the right vacay spot for you, Mary Cherry. Too much pasta.
    • 2000, Randolph-Macon Woman’s College Alumnae Association, Alumnae Bulletin, Volumes 93–94, p. 43:
      She and beau Glenn were going to the Caymans for a little vacay in Aug.