"I'm 'playing Spades' over at my friend's tonight," might literally refer to socializing over the card game. However, some African-Americans use it as a subtle slap-down at white people, many of whom will take it at face value, thus displaying a kind of cluelessness which can be silently mocked. In such cases, "Playing spades," basically means it's-none-of-your-damn-business-what-I'm-going-to-do," and also usually "No white people are invited/welcome."
"I'm heading over to my friend's house. I'm playing Spades with him and some homies tonight."
by Bnnr :) April 12, 2016
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