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Hurrication

compounding Noun
The time off you get from school and/or work due to a hurricane.
 
It has both a negative and a positive connotation, depending on the definition of vacation being used. For example, young children use it to modify the form of vacation that has the highest connotation. Usually, the vacation that means: taking time off to rest, relax, travel, or do something fun. In contrast, young adults, particularly, college students often use it to modify the more neutral meaning of vacation: time off from work or school. Regardless of the connotation, the compound is formed to be descriptive. It notifies others why you did not go to school or work. It also implies a forced vacation. You did not choose to take time off, you had to. This is definitely a form a verbal slang. You would never use this in a formal setting.
Etymology : A compound formed by combining the words hurricane and vacation.
Source : “I got no work done during that hurrication.” (Friend, September 2017)
Last modified: 29 November 2017


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