playday

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n playday time for play or diversion
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Playday A day given to play or diversion; a holiday.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n playday A day given to pastime or diversion; a day exempt from work; a holiday.
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Usage

In literature:

We came to recognize Jim's symptoms only too well, and knew, when we saw them, that he would soon have to have another playday.
"A Busy Year at the Old Squire's" by Charles Asbury Stephens
Now that school had begun, a whole playday meant more than it did in vacation time, when all days were playdays.
"Marjorie's Busy Days" by Carolyn Wells
Besides, it'll mean a playday for herself.
"The Road to Understanding" by Eleanor H. Porter
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In poetry:

When all the world was Mayday,
And all the skies were blue,
Young innocence made playday
Among the flowers and dew;
Then all of life was Mayday,
And clouds were none or few.
"Life's Seasons" by Madison Julius Cawein