play·date | \ ˈplā-ˌdāt \

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.

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And the celebrity world is a small one: Middleton and William are close with Roger Federer, their children enjoy the occasional playdate together. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "The Role the British Royal Family Serves at Wimbledon," 3 July 2018 Maybe playdates would be more fun for both children at your house. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, "Privileged parent doesn’t like braggy child," 12 July 2018 Kate enjoyed a polo playdate with her two older children earlier this month. Erin Hill,, "This Is Why We Haven’t Seen Prince William and Kate Middleton at Royal Ascot This Week," 21 June 2018 Mila tried to wrap her head around her latest playdate! Karen Zurawski, Houston Chronicle, "Katy finalist for ‘Nicest Place in America’," 20 June 2018 Admission is highly competitive, as the school continues on through grade 12, so not all parents are invited to tour, but those who make the cut must then schedule a playdate to apply. Nadine Jolie Courtney, Town & Country, "These Preschools Are the Ivy League of Early Education," 11 Oct. 2016 So before marching on the state Capitol on Tuesday, educators at Wilson Elementary School met their pupils for a playdate at the elementary school's playground. Mercedes Leguizamon And Brandon Griggs, CNN, "Teachers who walked out in Oklahoma were missing their students. So they set up a playdate," 11 Apr. 2018 Plus, these toys are easy to take along on playdates, to boring appointments or even to the park. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Finish off your Christmas shopping with a few last-minute toy ideas," 5 Dec. 2017 So one of the kids' parents suggested a playdate at the school. Mercedes Leguizamon And Brandon Griggs, CNN, "Teachers who walked out in Oklahoma were missing their students. So they set up a playdate," 11 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of playdate

1975, in the meaning defined above

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

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