a for relaxation or for participation in sports contests; a holiday.
c.1600, from play + day.
- Play dirty
verb phrase To use unethical, illegal, or injurious means; be deceptive and tricky; chicane: When he started in politics he didn’t mean to play dirty [1940s+; the related form play dirt is found by 1908]
noun, Theater. 1. a person, usually a professional playwright, employed to improve a script, especially shortly before the play’s opening. noun A writer who specializes in altering and improving other writers’ plays (1940s+ Theater)
[pley-doh] /ˈpleɪˌdoʊ/ Trademark. 1. a brand name for a soft, nontoxic modeling compound made in bright colors and marketed for children.
[pley-doun] /ˈpleɪˌdaʊn/ noun, Chiefly Canadian. 1. a play-off.