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[pley-tahym] /ˈpleɪˌtaɪm/
time for play or recreation.
Origin of playtime
First recorded in 1610-20; play + time Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I was allowed to keep my two goats there, and to have them out at playtime.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • Theft—that is what it is, the playtime of the children coined into profits.

    Theft Jack London
  • In our quarter of an hour's playtime it was easy to see how cowardice and meanness met with their reward in the boy commonwealth.

  • Of course you have a Gorgeous Girl, too––but she is for playtime.

    The Gorgeous Girl Nalbro Bartley
  • It was mid-afternoon, an optional study or playtime, and just the hour for brewing mischief.

    Radio Boys Loyalty Wayne Whipple
  • The time of representation was the night, the playtime for old and young in India.

  • It was his usual position, and he had sat thus ever since playtime.

    Pelle the Conqueror, Complete Martin Anderson Nexo
  • Anne and Diana had spent most of their playtime that summer on and about the pond.

    Anne Of Green Gables Lucy Maud Montgomery
British Dictionary definitions for playtime


a time for play or recreation, esp the school break
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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