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playact

play
verb play·act \ˈplā-ˌakt\

Definition of playact

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  act out 1a

  3. intransitive verb
  4. 1 a :  to take part in theatrical performances especially as a professional b :  to make believe

  5. 2 :  to engage in theatrical or insincere behavior

play·act·ing noun


Origin of playact

back-formation from playacting


First Known Use: 1901


PLAYACTING Defined for Kids

playacting

noun play·act·ing \ˈplā-ˌak-tiŋ\

Definition of playacting

  1. :  the performance of make-believe roles




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