EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Spanish playa (beach).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

 
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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 2Edit

From a non-rhotic pronunciation of player

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

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).

AragoneseEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

NounEdit

playa f (plural playas)

  1. beach

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AsturianEdit

NounEdit

playa f (plural playes)

  1. beach

PapiamentuEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish playa.

NounEdit

playa

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

SpanishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

 
  • 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]

NounEdit

playa f (plural playas)

  1. beach
  2. car park

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AdjectiveEdit

playa

  1. feminine singular of playo

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