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[plah-kuh z; Spanish plah-kahs] /ˈplɑ kəz; Spanish ˈplɑ kɑs/
plural noun, singular placa
[plah-kuh; Spanish plah-kah] /ˈplɑ kə; Spanish ˈplɑ kɑ/ (Show IPA)
(especially in the southwestern U.S.) graffiti, as of initials or slogans, spray-painted on an outdoor wall, especially in the lettering style and colors identified with an individual or a street gang.
Origin of placas
< American Spanish; Spanish: plural of placa plate, tablet, slab < French plaque plaque Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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