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LARP

or larp

[ lahrp ]
/ lɑrp /
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noun
live action role-playing: a fantasy role-playing game in which participants dress in costume, use props, and act out roles.
verb (used without object) LARPed, LARP·ing.
to participate in a live action role-playing game.
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Origin of LARP

First recorded in 1990–95

OTHER WORDS FROM LARP

LARP·er, larp·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for LARP

LARP
/ (lɑːp) /

noun
a type of role-playing game in which each participant assumes a particular character and acts out various scenarios at events which last for a predetermined time
verb
(intr) to participate in such an event

Derived forms of LARP

LARPer, nounLARPing, noun

Word Origin for LARP

C20: from l (ive) a (ction) r (ole-) p (laying)
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