Playa



[plahy-uh] /ˈplaɪ ə/

noun
1.
Western U.S. the sandy, salty, or mud-caked flat floor of a desert basin having interior drainage, usually occupied by a shallow lake during or after prolonged, heavy rains.
/ˈplɑːjə; Spanish ˈplaja/
noun
1.
(in the US) a temporary lake, or its dry often salty bed, in a desert basin
noun

a colloquial spelling for player, in the sense of a person who is involved and influential in an activity
Examples

Are you a playa?
Usage Note

slang
playa
(plī’ə)
A dry lake bed at the bottom of a desert basin, sometimes temporarily covered with water. Playas have no vegetation and are among the flattest geographical features in the world. Also called sink.

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