Honeymoons, babymoons, and the surprising origin story of -moon words

When the word was coined, honeymoon involved neither honey nor tropical getaways

Have a baby on the way? Perhaps a babymoon is in order.
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Will and Kate are going on a babymoon.

I have no recollection of seeing this word babymoon previously. And yet the meaning was immediately clear to me: They're going on a vacation before they have the baby — their last vacation without offspring to worry about for, say, 18 years.

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