- a day for relaxation or for participation in sports contests; a holiday.
Origin of playday
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Examples from the Web for playday
She's never had a playday, and I'm sure she deserves one if ever a girl did!The Sunbridge Girls at Six Star Ranch</p>
Eleanor H. (Eleanor Hodgman) Porter
He said it was a playday—that I was to go off and have a good time with Baby.
When he had recovered from the effects of his playday Jim was always fervently glad that he had not spent his savings.A Busy Year at the Old Squire's</p>
Charles Asbury Stephens
"Why, it's just a—a playday," stammered Helen, still trying to cling to the remnant of her secret.
But, ye see, he thinks he's lettin' ye down easy—a-sendin' ye that big check, an' tellin' ye ter take a playday.