play·​group ˈplā-ˌgrüp How to pronounce playgroup (audio)
: an informal gathering of preschool children organized for the purpose of play and companionship

Examples of playgroup in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At a playgroup one day, a woman, who Pettitt said seemed to have light emanating from her body, approached her and asked her to tea. Sophie Elmhirst, The New Yorker, 29 Mar. 2024 Calling seems to be a lifeline for this mom, and your wife could ask her if she is involved in any playgroups or other activities with other moms and their children. Amy Dickinson, Washington Post, 20 Mar. 2024 But if people want to busy themselves with children’s playgroups and Moscow restaurants—Remchukov, the newspaper publisher, spoke of new supply chains that provide exquisite crab legs and sea urchins from Murmansk, on the Barents Sea—that’s fine, too. Joshua Yaffa, The New Yorker, 16 Mar. 2024 Inside the Arnos Arms pub, Princess Kate chatted with dads and kids about the online community and meetup group that supports parents — and even joined a music playgroup session! Stephanie Petit, Peoplemag, 1 Nov. 2023 The playgroup is free and open to any family with children ages 0-3 with or without disabilities. Sam Boyer, cleveland, 25 Aug. 2023 In the meantime, Amy supports her family — George (Joseph Lee), her woo-woo artist husband, and Junie (Remy Holt), her anxiety-prone daughter — paying for everything from their beautiful Calabasas house to the organic gardening playgroups George wants Junie to attend. Kristen Baldwin,, 3 Apr. 2023 In the show, Peppa, her family and her playgroup go on adventures big (a trip to Hollywood) and small (a visit to the science museum), and while there may be mishaps, the Pig family always puts a positive spin on everything. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, 27 Mar. 2023 When the playgroup’s children were ready for elementary school, the parents lobbied the department of education for Manx language classes. Megan Specia, New York Times, 24 Nov. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of playgroup was in 1909

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“Playgroup.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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