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  1. a day for relaxation or for participation in sports contests; a holiday.

Origin of playday

First recorded in 1595–1605; play + day
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Examples from the Web for playday

Historical Examples

  • 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.

  • "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.

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