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playgroup

[ pley-groop ]
/ ˈpleɪˌgrup /
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noun

a group of small children, especially preschoolers, organized for play or play activities and supervised by adult volunteers.

RELATED WORDS

kindergarten, preschool, babysitter, playschool

Nearby words

playful, playfully, playgirl, playgoer, playground, playgroup, playhouse, playing card, playing cards, playing field, playing trick

Origin of playgroup

First recorded in 1905–10; play + group
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Examples from the Web for playgroup

  • It was notable Wednesday that the cameraman and photographers were allowed to mingle somewhat freely with the playgroup.

    Prince George and the New Royal Baby Rules|Tom Sykes|April 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST

British Dictionary definitions for playgroup

playgroup

/ (ˈpleɪˌɡruːp) /

noun

a regular meeting of small children arranged by their parents or a welfare agency to give them an opportunity of supervised creative playSee also preschool, playschool
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