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LARP·​ing ˈlär-piŋ How to pronounce LARPing (audio)
variants or less commonly larping
: the activity of participating in live-action role-playing games : LARP entry 1
Often, LARPing occurs in a medieval fantasy or zombie apocalypse world, although there are many different types of LARPing: from knight-filled battles to vampire parlor games.Danielle Grady

LARPing, larping

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present participle of LARP entry 2

Examples of LARPing in a Sentence

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William isn’t the only public figure LARPing as a service industry worker this summer. Sam Stone, Bon Appétit, 2 Aug. 2023

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Word History



larp entry 2 + -ing entry 1

First Known Use


1990, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of LARPing was in 1990

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“LARPing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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