Definition of playtest in English:

playtest

noun

  • A test in which a product is played, or played with, to assess its quality, safety, or marketability.

verb

  • with object To test through play the quality, safety, or marketability of (a toy, game, item of sports equipment, etc.); (also) to test through play the quality of (a recording, a musical instrument, etc.).

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Portland (Maine) Sunday Telegram. From play + test<br>1940s; earliest use found in Bridgeport (Connecticut) Sunday Post. Probably from playtest (although this is first attested slightly later).

Pronunciation

playtest

/ˈpleɪtɛst/