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boy toy

noun, Slang: Usually Disparaging.
Also, toy boy. a young man noted for his good looks and sexual prowess, especially one who maintains relationships with older, more powerful persons.
a female sex object.
Origin of boy toy
First recorded in 1985-90
Usage note
This term is usually used with disparaging intent. But it can also be used playfully or affectionately, as when referring to one's lover. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Contemporary definitions for boy-toy

a good-looking young man regarded as the plaything of an older, wealthy woman; also the ironic sense of a woman as the plaything; also called toyboy , toy-boy's 21st Century Lexicon
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Slang definitions & phrases for boy-toy



: the times Madonna has whupped her boy-toy dancers on stage


  1. A young woman used like the plaything of a man: when she plays boy-toy to all your crush objects (1980s+)
  2. A young man used like the plaything of a woman or man: Paul Newman's 69 now and thinks being the boy toy of yet another generation of women is ''undignified''/ a has-been silent screen legend and her young screenwriter boytoy (1980s+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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