also playbill, 1670s, "placard displayed as an advertisement of a play," giving more or less information about it, from play (n.) in the theatrical sense + bill (n.1).
also play-book, 1530s, "book of stage plays," from play (n.) + book (n.). From 1690s as "book containing material for amusement," especially "a picture book for children." Meaning "book of football plays" recorded from 1965.
also play-fellow, "companion in amusements or sports," 1510s, from play (n.) + fellow (n.).
"lighthearted, full of play, frolicsome, frisky," early 13c., pleiful, from play (n.) + -ful. Related: Playfully; playfulness.
"theater, house appropriated to dramatic performances," late Old English pleghus; see play (n.) + house (n.).
also playtime, 1660s in the recreational sense, from play (n.) + time (n.).
"writer or adapter of plays for the stage," 1680s (Ben Jonson used it 1610s as a mock-name), from play (n.) + wright (n.).
"script from which a motion picture is made," 1916, from screen (n.) in the cinematic sense + play (n.).
also sword-play, Old English sweordplege; see sword + play (n.).
1950 in the radio sense of "broadcasting time" (of a particular record); see air (n.1) + play.