[ plah-kuhz; Spanish plah-kahs ]

plural noun,singular pla·ca [plah-kuh; Spanish plah-kah]. /ˈplɑ kə; Spanish ˈplɑ kɑ/.
  1. (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.

Origin of placas

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

Words Nearby placas Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024