playing etymology

English word playing comes from English landlubber, English play

Detailed word origin of playing

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
landlubber English (eng) (nautical, pejorative) Someone unfamiliar with the sea or seamanship, especially a novice seaman.
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 [...]
playing English (eng) (gerund of play) An occasion on which something, such as a song or show, is played.

Words with the same origin as playing

Descendants of landlubber
Descendants of play
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