1. anyone who uses wit, charm, intelligence to gain objectives, whether honestly or (more usu.) dishonestly; also attrib.
|College Sl. Research Project (Cal. State Poly. Uni., Pomona) [Internet] Playa (player/playette) (noun) 1. A person who can manipulate people or things to his/her advantage. [...] 2. A person with one or more relationships with a different person at the same time. [...] 3. Male or Female that kicks wit someone else even while goin’ wit someone. [...] 4. Usually a male with many girlfriends.|
|Guardian Rev. 23 July 13: I’m not lookin’ for no arrogant egotistical playa shit!|
|Guardian Guide 22–28 Jan. 28: I’m The One Tru Playa.|
|Westsiders 231: There is a fashion for making ‘R’-rated videos now [...] they project an appropriate ‘playa’ image.|
|Running the Books 175: Arlo, man, you’re okay [...] You’ an undercover playa - I like that.|
2. a womanizer.
|Campus Sl. Fall 8: playa – person, usually a male, who dates or sleeps with a lot of different people at once.|
|‘In da Club’ [lyrics] If you watch how I move you’ll mistake me for a playa or pimp.|
|Campus Sl. Apr.|
see player-hater under player n.
(US black) one who is popular with the opposite sex.
|Ebonics Primer at www.dolemite.com [Internet] playa from the Himalaya Definition: a person that is popular with the opposite sex Example: I’ll hump dat hoe cause you know I’m a playa from the Himalaya.|