honeymooner


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hon·ey·moon

 (hŭn′ē-mo͞on′)
n.
1. A holiday or trip taken by a newly married couple.
2. An early harmonious period in a relationship: The honeymoon between the new President and the press was soon over.
intr.v. hon·ey·mooned, hon·ey·moon·ing, hon·ey·moons
To go on a honeymoon.

[Perhaps 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.]

hon′ey·moon′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.honeymooner - someone recently marriedhoneymooner - someone recently married    
bride - a woman who has recently been married
bridegroom, groom - a man who has recently been married
better half, married person, partner, spouse, mate - a person's partner in marriage
Translations

honeymooner

nHochzeitsreisende(r) mf, → Flitterwöchner(in) m(f)
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