roleplay

See also: rôleplay and role-play

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EtymologyEdit

From role (expected behavior) + play (perform, act)

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  • IPA(key): /ˈrəʊlpleɪ/
  • (file)

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roleplay (third-person singular simple present roleplays, present participle roleplaying, simple past and past participle roleplayed)

  1. (intransitive) To act out a scenario or fantasy with another person or other people.
    To spice up their sex life, they like to roleplay.
  2. (transitive) To act as a character as part of a fantasy, especially with a group.
    He likes to roleplay a vampire.

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NounEdit

roleplay (countable and uncountable, plural roleplays)

  1. The act or practice of roleplaying; an instance of roleplaying.
    • 2008 November 21, Graham Linehan, The IT Crowd, Season 3, Episode 1:
      Roy: Let's do some roleplay, OK? Do you think that would be a good idea?
      Moss: It helped me learn how to buy sandwiches.
  2. The practice of roleplaying.

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