As nouns the difference between vacay and vacation
is that vacay
is (informal|us) vacation while vacation
is freedom from some business or activity.
As a verb vacation is
to spend or take a vacation.
Freedom from some business or activity.
(obsolete) Free time given over to a specific purpose; occupation, activity.
A period during which official activity or business is formally suspended; an official holiday from university, law courts etc.
(North America) A holiday; a stretch of leisure time away from work or duty and devoted to rest or pleasure.
The act of vacating something; moving out.
- The first exploited his, sundrie waies, and excelleth in military exploits, and utilitie of his publike vacations .
(US, legal) The act of making legally void.
- The Conservative Party’s vacation of the centre ground gave an opportunity to its opponents.
* (UK) holiday (1,4), annulment (2), revocation (2)
To spend or take a vacation.
- This year, we’re vacationing in Mexico.
* (UK) go on holiday