Green’s Dictionary of Slang

playa n.

[player n. (2); part of the general sp. changes used by gangsta n. (1) rappers]
[1990s+] (US black)

1. anyone who uses wit, charm, intelligence to gain objectives, whether honestly or (more usu.) dishonestly; also attrib.

2. a womanizer.

In compounds

In phrases

playa from the Himalaya (n.) [assonance, plus the importance/size of the mountain range]

[2000s] (US black) one who is popular with the opposite sex.