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placas

[ plah-kuhz; Spanish plah-kahs ]
/ ˈplɑ kəz; Spanish ˈplɑ kɑs /
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plural noun, singular pla·ca [plah-kuh; Spanish plah-kah]. /ˈplɑ kə; Spanish ˈplɑ kɑ/.
(especially in the southwestern United States) graffiti, as of initials or slogans, spray-painted on an outdoor wall, especially in the lettering style and colors identified with an individual or a street gang.
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Origin of placas

From Spanish (southwestern U.S.), Spanish: plural of placa “plate, tablet, slab,” from French plaque; see plaque

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