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 Connect with another family for an outdoor playdate. Aidin Vaziri, San Francisco Chronicle, "Return to pre-pandemic normal? Some Bay Area residents say 'not so fast'," 28 Mar. 2021 Practices, her father said, were just another version of a playdate. Luca Evans, Los Angeles Times, "Portola’s Jadyn Zdanavage is on the move in many directions," 21 Mar. 2021 The government had just closed all schools and mandated a no-group-playdate rule that effectively isolated children and their families. Lenora Chu, The Christian Science Monitor, "As German lockdown leaves kids adrift, citizens step up support," 16 Mar. 2021 Maybe when the pandemic is over baby Archie and baby Daisy can have a playdate. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Are Letting Princess Eugenie Move Into Their Old Place," 21 Nov. 2020 Which raises one important question: Will Archie Harrison and Daisy Dove Bloom be scheduling a playdate in the near future? Emily Dixon, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Have Some Super Famous New Neighbors in Montecito," 23 Oct. 2020 Does this grieving child never get to have a playdate or sleepover in her own home unless the dad remarries? Lori Gottlieb, The Atlantic, "Dear Therapist: My Daughter’s Friends Aren’t Allowed to Play at Our Home," 28 Sep. 2020 But if your heart is set on a playdate, there are ways to make your visit safer. Scottie Andrew, CNN, "Grandparents Day 2020: 5 tips for a safe grandparent-grandchild visit," 13 Sep. 2020 After a day of volunteering wearing the cutest mask ever, Kate Middleton and Prince William ditched their face coverings for a different kind of playdate. Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, "Kate Middleton and Prince William Went to an Arcade and Had a Ball—Sorry, I Couldn’t Resist," 5 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of playdate

1975, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of playdate was in 1975

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31 Mar 2021

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“Playdate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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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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