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playa

1. slang Someone, especially a man, who is very successful at wooing sexual partners. A colloquial pronunciation of "player," originating in African-American vernacular. Be careful, Jenny—he's got a reputation as a playa, so don't get played. You're taught as a teenager that being a playa is the best way of being respected as a "man," while in reality it is such a hollow, unfulfilling pursuit.
2. slang Any male, especially one's friend. What's up, playa?

playa hata

slang Someone who despises or is jealous of "playas" (players), typically meaning men who are very successful, especially at wooing sexual partners. A colloquial pronunciation of "player hater," originating in African-American vernacular. Don't be a playa hata just because you can't get laid.
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playa

1. n. an active and popular man or woman. She’s dressed to be a playa.
2. n. someone who is skilled and respected as a successful street con; pimp; dealer; womanizer, etc. Sam is a real playa and already has eight kids.

playa hata

n. someone who does not respect or is jealous of a playa. The dude is just a playa hata. Has something against success.
See also: playa
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The 3LW song included the lyrics, "Playas, they gonna play / And haters, they gonna hate.
The plaintiffs' song includes the following line in the chorus: "Playas, they gonna play, and haters, they gonna hate." 'Shake It Off' includes the line, "Players gonna play, play, play, play, play, and haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate."
Se eligieron playas arenosas que presentaban mas de 100 metros de largo.
Entre los organismos mas conspicuos de la zona supralitoral de las playas arenosas tropicales y subtropicales, se encuentran los cangrejos fantasma (Ocypode spp.) (Lucrezi & Schlacher, 2014).
The most common habitat used by breeding pairs is playas (Ray et al., 2003), and Mallards tend to be the most common breeding ducks.