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playland

[ pley-land ]

noun

  1. an area used for recreation or amusement; playground or amusement park.
  2. a town or city that relies heavily on its tourist trade to bolster its economy.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of playland1

First recorded in 1945–50; play + -land

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Example Sentences

A moral focal point was Glen Echo Park, a wonderful art-deco playland in Maryland along the Potomac.

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