[ 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.
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Origin of placas
< American Spanish; Spanish: plural of placa plate, tablet, slab < French plaque plaque
Words nearby placas
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