Player "You see, there are two kind of people in the world today/ We have, the playaz, and we have, the playa haters/ Please don't hate me because I'm beautiful baby..." - Notorious B.I.G., Playa Hater Simply put, if a guy hooks up, sleeps around or dates many women, he is usually referred to as a player (or playa). Charming and irresistible, there is something about this one person that makes the girls flock to him...and chances are, if you attend (or have attended high school), you've known a few guys who have gone by this label. So where did this term come from? Unfortunately, it's not really known. However, the general definition of the word player is one who participates and/or is good at a game. It's not a far stretch to see the metaphor of dating or hooking up as a game. Today, the term player is all over the place, and usually comes with specific gender connotations. Males are players, while women, if exhibiting the same behavior, would be called "sluts.". Just another case of the double standard that exists between the sexes... Within the hip-hop scene it's common to hear rappers refer to themselves and/or their entourage as players. For example, Snoop Dogg released a DVD in 2003 titled Boss Playa: A Day in the Life of Snoop Dogg and Nas has a song called, "Poppa was a Playa" from his album The Lost Tapes. The hit comedy program Chappelle's Show also touched on this term during its first season, when they aired a skit called "The Player Haters Ball" --a player hater being one who tries to put down, make fun or criticize another guy for being a player. During the show, the rapper Ice-T made an appearance and presented the award for "Player Hater of the Year" to Dave Chappelle's character, Silky Johnson. For those who defend the player lifestyle, it's common to hear, "Don't hate the playa, hate the game," which comes from Ice-T's song, Don't hate the Playa. Still to come... Haters, Gay, Prick, Pervert, MILF, Narc, Wigger, White trash, wetback, Wasp,Twat, Trick, Tree hugger, Tool, Thug and many more! Stay tuned!