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Definition of honeymoon verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

honeymoon

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈhʌnimuːn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhʌnimuːn//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they honeymoon
BrE BrE//ˈhʌnimuːn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhʌnimuːn//
 
he / she / it honeymoons
BrE BrE//ˈhʌnimuːnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhʌnimuːnz//
 
past simple honeymooned
BrE BrE//ˈhʌnimuːnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhʌnimuːnd//
 
past participle honeymooned
BrE BrE//ˈhʌnimuːnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhʌnimuːnd//
 
-ing form honeymooning
BrE BrE//ˈhʌnimuːnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhʌnimuːnɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] + adv./prep. to spend your honeymoon somewhere They are honeymooning in Paris. Word Origin mid 16th cent. (originally denoting the period of time following a wedding): from honey + moon. The original reference was to affection waning like the moon, but later the sense became ‘the first month after marriage’.
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