- the holiday or vacation spent together by a newly married couple
- a brief period of apparent harmony in a new relationship or situation, as between political parties right after an electionalso honeymoon period
Origin of honeymoonas if ; from honey + moon (? in reference to the waning of the affection of newlyweds), but uncertain or unknown; perhaps folk etymology for Old Norse hj?n?ttsm?nathr, literally , wedding-night month
- A holiday or trip taken by a newly married couple.
- An early harmonious period in a relationship: The honeymoon between the new President and the press was soon over.
intransitive verbhon·ey·mooned, hon·ey·moon·ing, hon·ey·moons
Origin of honeymoonPerhaps from a comparison of the moon, which wanes as soon as it is full, to the affections of a newly married couple, which are most tender right after marriage.
- The period of time immediately following a marriage.
- A trip taken by a newly married couple during this period.
- A period of unusually mild feelings, especially immediately following the start of a new term or relationship (e.g. a newly elected politician or a new business arrangement).
- Now that the honeymoon is over, it’s time for us to get down to the business at hand.
(third-person singular simple present honeymoons, present participle honeymooning, simple past and past participle honeymooned)
- To have a honeymoon (a trip taken by a couple after wedding).
- My parents honeymooned at Niagara falls.
Disputed. Theories (in order of likelihood):