:a person who plays a game
:a device that reproduces recorded material (such as video images or music) from a usually specified medium
:one actively involved especially in a competitive field or process :participant
or less commonly
, US slang
:a person and especially a man who has many lovers
- Handsome and a well-paid professional, Keith, 35, chose to be a player, juggling a series of relatively brief and sometimes over-lapping intimate relationships with women.
- —Michel Marriott
- This album has a lot of sexual references. It's almost like Bobby's … a playa.
- —Elliott Wilson
The variant playa is more common in transcribed speech.