play·​date | \ ˈplā-ˌdāt How to pronounce playdate (audio) \

Definition of playdate

: a play session for small children arranged in advance by their parents

Examples of playdate in a Sentence

She has a playdate with a friend from kindergarten.
Recent Examples on the Web While the Park Avenue home’s prewar architecture created a distinct separation of spaces, everyone had to make use of every single room, from playdates by day to dinner parties at night. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "Uptown Glamour Meets Joyful Family Living in This Prewar Manhattan Apartment," 12 Dec. 2019 Another interesting situation has to do with parenting, specifically cannabis and playdates. Stephanie Cain, Fortune, "Cannabis Dos and Don’ts: A Conversation with Etiquette Expert Lizzie Post," 22 Sep. 2019 Children’s playdates, their after-school and summer activities, booking child care, birthday parties, date nights, social plans with friends, vacations and travel, religious holidays. Carolyn Hax, al, "Carolyn Hax: Maybe your husband is not a lump on the couch but you are a manic party/activity planner," 23 May 2019 Snuggling with comedian DeGeneres for a playdate certainly seems par for the course. Rachel E. Greenspan, Time, "Ellen Describes What It Was Like to Have a Playdate With Meghan Markle's Son Archie," 9 Sep. 2019 To head that off, Boston’s integration effort fosters cross-racial friendships, helping parents arrange playdates after school. Bruce Fuller, The Mercury News, "Opinion: Nation should look forward, not back, to diversify schools," 20 Aug. 2019 And then on Wednesday, the Cambridge kids had a public playdate with their two-month-old cousin, baby Archie. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Kate Middleton Steps Out in a Lovely Blue Dress With Prince William at Wimbledon," 14 July 2019 After one of the playdates, the lawsuit says, Allen McCoy knocked on her door and used racial slurs to refer to African Americans. Ryan Prior, CNN, "A Georgia couple is sued by a white tenant who says she was evicted after having African American guests," 12 July 2019 Lipman suggested dinner with a male colleague and the spouses, or a playdate with the children. Renee Morad, NBC News, "Joanne Lipman: 3 ways women can embrace men as allies to close the gender gap," 14 June 2019

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First Known Use of playdate

1975, in the meaning defined above

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22 Dec 2019

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“Playdate.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 20 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of playdate

chiefly US : a time that parents arrange for their young children to play together

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