playa

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Spanish playa (beach).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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playa (plural playas)

  1. (geology, US) A level area which habitually fills with water that evaporates entirely.
    • 2020, Diane Cook, The New Wilderness, Oneworld Publications, page 66:
      Beyond the valley below lay a playa, a vast dried-white lake bed, its ends reaching farther than they could see.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From a non-rhotic pronunciation of player

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈpleɪə/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

playa (plural playas)

  1. (African-American Vernacular, slang) A dude (an informal term of address or general term to describe a person, typically male).
  2. (African-American Vernacular, slang) A player (someone who plays the field, or has prowess in gaining romantic and sexual relationships).

Aragonese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

playa f (plural playas)

  1. beach

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Asturian[edit]

Noun[edit]

playa f (plural playes)

  1. beach

Papiamentu[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Spanish playa.

Noun[edit]

playa

  1. beach
  2. "the town" (in Aruba)

Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin plagia, from Latin plaga. Compare Portuguese praia, French plage, Italian spiaggia.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • IPA(key): (everywhere but Argentina and Uruguay) /ˈplaʝa/, [ˈpla.ʝa]
  • IPA(key): (Buenos Aires and environs) /ˈplaʃa/, [ˈpla.ʃa]
  • IPA(key): (elsewhere in Argentina and Uruguay) /ˈplaʒa/, [ˈpla.ʒa]
  • (file)
  • Noun[edit]

    playa f (plural playas)

    1. beach
    2. car park

    Derived terms[edit]

    Adjective[edit]

    playa

    1. feminine singular of playo

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