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July 17, 2009

No-fun ‘staycations' enter the dictionary

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Staycations are so mainstream they're now in the dictionary, but that doesn't mean they're fun.

The word “staycation” was one of about 100 new words added to the latest edition of the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. The dictionary defines a staycation as “a vacation spent at home or nearby.” John Morse, president and publisher of the Springfield-based dictionary publisher, said staycations have become so popular the dictionary could not ignore them.

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