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babymoon Syllabification: ba·by·moon
Pronunciation: /ˈbābēˌmo͞on/

Definition of babymoon in English:

noun

informal
1A relaxing or romantic vacation taken by parents-to-be before their baby is born: on the eve of my third trimester, we boarded a plane for a week-long babymoon among the quiet canals of Amsterdam
More example sentences
  • Giuliana has been enjoying an epic babymoon with her husband Bill.
  • The couple are currently in Italy following up their romantic Parisian babymoon.
  • The couple celebrated the pregnancy with a babymoon in Hawaii this week, soaking up the sun on the isle of Maui.
1.1A period of time following the birth of a baby during which the new parents can focus on establishing a bond with their child: a babymoon is regarded as a crucial time for a family to establish itself
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  • You feel drugged within this wondrous little world, this babymoon in which nothing, for the moment, is allowed to intrude.
  • The babymoon is a huge culture shock – not only do you have the recovery from the birth to deal with, but also you must adjust to life with a tiny, noisy person.
  • Rather than let the initial problems spoil the babymoon, she resolved to keep trying until she could breastfeed successfully.

Origin

1970s: blend of baby and honeymoon.

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