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play-play Line breaks: play-play
South African informal

Definition of play-play in English:


Not genuine; make-believe: they’re at the age when they want more than a play-play watch
More example sentences
  • Try your play-play ad campaign on somebody else's third World country.
  • Make up a younger sister and get the shop assistants to try on tops for you to get an idea of what to buy for your play-play sister's birthday.
  • Apart from this, all explosives were dangerous, and even small ‘play-play’ fireworks could be used to make bombs, he said.


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Engage in make-believe: [with clause]: I could play-play I was a beach boy
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