[ plah-kuh z; Spanish plah-kahs ]
/ ˈplɑ kəz; Spanish ˈplɑ kɑs /

plural noun, singular pla·ca [plah-kuh; Spanish plah-kah] /ˈplɑ kə; Spanish ˈplɑ kɑ/.

(especially in the southwestern U.S.) 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.

Origin of placas

< American Spanish; Spanish: plural of placa plate, tablet, slab < French plaque plaque Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019