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playhouse

[ pley-hous ]
/ ˈpleɪˌhaʊs /
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noun, plural play·hous·es [pley-hou-ziz] /ˈpleɪˌhaʊ zɪz/.

a theater.
a small house for children to play in.
a toy house.

RELATED WORDS

theater, amphitheater, hall, barn, arena, room, theatre, cinema, movie, site, scene, drama, house, auditorium, film, drive-in, deck, locale, coliseum, hippodrome

Nearby words

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

Origin of playhouse

1590–1600; play + house; compare Old English pleghūs, as gloss of Latin theātrum theater
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British Dictionary definitions for playhouse

playhouse

/ (ˈpleɪˌhaʊs) /

noun

a theatre where live dramatic performances are given
a toy house, small room, etc, for children to play in
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Word Origin and History for playhouse

playhouse


n.

late Old English pleghus; see play (n.) + house (n.).

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