A honeymoon is a trip that newlyweds traditionally take right after their wedding. You might want to wait to get married until you meet someone who wants to go to Legoland on a honeymoon as much as you do.

Some honeymoons are long and luxurious, involving cruises and Europe or tropical beaches and fancy hotels, while others are simple and low-key. Many married couples don't take a honeymoon at all, or wait years until having a holiday they call a honeymoon. In the 1540s, it was a hony moone, and it referred more generally to the sweet, tender span of time after a wedding. In German, it's a flitterwochen, or "tinsel week."

Definitions of honeymoon

n a holiday taken by a newly married couple

Type of:
holiday, vacation
leisure time away from work devoted to rest or pleasure

n the early (usually calm and harmonious) period of a relationship; business or political

Type of:
period, period of time, time period
an amount of time

v spend a holiday after one's marriage

“they plan to honeymoon in Hawai'i”
Type of:
holiday, vacation
spend or take a vacation

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