English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Mix of child +‎ honeymoon.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

babymoon (plural babymoons)

  1. A interval of calm spent collectively by a new child child and its dad and mom.
    • 2010, Caroline Deacon, The Babymoon Expertise, unnumbered web page,
      You and your companion ought to by now have agreed in your superb babymoon collectively, so the way it seems shall be distinctive to you. If you have already got kids, you may contain them within the planning, maybe with some particular babymoon treats organised only for them: buddies or kin taking them out for the day for a particular tour, for instance.
    • 2014, Iniobong Obong, From Paralympics to Olympics Glory[1], web page 20:

      Nevertheless, these outsiders spot the primary indicators of hassle when the babymoon refuses to wane, as they acknowledge this as a sign that weaning has not but begun.

  2. A final trip taken by expectant dad and mom earlier than a child is born.
    • 2007, Linda Oatman-Excessive, The Hip Grandma’s Handbook[2], web page 8:

      The trendiest new pattern amongst younger expectants is to go on a “babymoon.” You already know, like a honeymoon besides the lady is fatter, and there is not as a lot motion.

    • 2014, Jill Hoefs, Denise Jagroo, Your Finest Being pregnant, web page 84,
      Humidity and flying will worsen your sausage-like legs, so a visit to the Caribbean rain forest isn’t a great babymoon vacation spot.

Verb[edit]

babymoon (third-person singular easy current babymoons, current participle babymooning, easy previous and previous participle babymooned)

  1. To journey on or spend a babymoon.

References[edit]

  • babymoon, entry in The Official Dictionary of Unofficial English, by Grant Barrett, 2006, web page 10.

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