byplay etymology

English word byplay comes from English play, English by-

Detailed word origin of byplay

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
play English (eng) (countable) (turn-based games) An action carried out when it is one's turn to play.. (countable) A button that, when pressed, causes media to be played.. (countable) A geological formation that contains an accumulation or prospect of hydrocarbons or other resources.. (countable) A literary composition, intended to be represented by actors impersonating the characters and speaking the [...]
by- English (eng) Prefix denoting nearness or roundaboutness. Prefix meaning secondary, incidental, or parallel to (usually non-productive) town or city.
byplay English (eng) (theatre) Any action, carried out onstage during a performance, apart from the main action.

Words with the same origin as byplay

Descendants of play
Falstaff Falstaffian PlayStation Playmaster
Descendants of by-
bybidder bycatch bydweller byelection byfall byfellow byform byground byhanger byland byline bymatter bypass bypath byproduct byrunning bysitter byspeech bystander bystreet bytalk bytown bywalk bywork