play·​date ˈplā-ˌdāt How to pronounce playdate (audio)
: 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 By Jolie Hunt got her first brush with the reach of WhatsApp during a recent messaging thread of New York City parents arranging a pizza playdate for their first-graders. Tara Weiss, WSJ, 18 Oct. 2023 In June 2023, Osbourne shared a sweet snap of his daughter enjoying a playdate with his sister, Kelly. Jessica Booth, Peoplemag, 21 Sep. 2023 Umansky recalled picking up his daughter Alexia from the home after playdates with Madonna’s daughter, Lourdes Leon. Hadley Meares, The Hollywood Reporter, 28 Sep. 2023 Our children have playdates, we get invited to birthday parties ... Angela Andaloro, Peoplemag, 24 Aug. 2023 Frequent doctor’s appointments and monthly blood transfusions replaced playdates and sleepovers. Essence, 25 Sep. 2023 This dynamic would repeat itself throughout the playdate. Megan Angelo, Vogue, 22 Sep. 2023 Plus, its spacious size accommodates several kids for playdates or sibling fun. Lauren Wellbank, Parents, 11 July 2023 And with the handy carry handles, this is a great sippy cup for playground playdates or Pee Wee soccer. Nicole Papantoniou, Good Housekeeping, 1 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1975, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of playdate was in 1975

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“Playdate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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