Definition of LARP in English:

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LARP

Pronunciation: /lɑːp/

noun

A type of role-playing game in which participants physically act out scenarios, typically using costumes and props: vampire LARPs play out in scores of cities around the US and as far away as Brazil and New Zealand
More example sentences
  • Look at films from the 80s like "Midnight Madness", about college students playing a LARP/scavenger hunt.
  • If the LARP had ended there I would have been fine.
  • "Good lord, you're watching a televised LARP!"

Derivatives

LARPer

noun
Example sentences
  • Inside there were a lot of people in medieval costumes (LARPers perhaps?) getting drunk and dancing around like fools.
  • As a committed LARPer in my university days I think I resent your tone!
  • I'm a recovering LARPer and storyteller, clean for three years now.

LARPing

noun
Example sentences
  • It strikes me as a good game for LARPing, which I don't usually enjoy.
  • The gaming format now known as LARPing (Live Action Role-Playing) got its start in the early 1980s, and I was there.
  • Combine that with a little LARPing, keep the amount of players small ...

Origin

1990s: from the initial letters of live-action role-playing..

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