I toyed with the idea for a few weeks, mulling over the possible repercussions.
I kind of just toyed with her all day, I thought it was funny.
America got rid of King George for good reason and it toyed recently with another dynastic George.
Creators Robert and Michelle King have toyed with the audience here, creating in Kalinda a chameleonic character.
In 2000, he toyed with the idea of running as an independent.
He had toyed with it as with a bauble, and was ready to throw it away.
Taras toyed with his teaspoon, turning it between his fingers and looking at them askance.
He toyed with the idea of slipping by and checking Garret's guns, but gave it up.
Her mind had toyed with it as a brilliant having many facets.
Rachel toyed with the hair, patted the soft flushed cheek, and took the hands in hers.
c.1300, "amorous playing, sport," later "piece of fun or entertainment" (c.1500), "thing of little value, trifle" (1520s), and "thing for a child to play with" (1580s). Of uncertain origin, and there may be more than one word here. Cf. Middle Dutch toy, Dutch tuig "tools, apparatus, stuff, trash," in speeltuig "play-toy, plaything;" German Zeug "stuff, matter, tools," Spielzeug "plaything, toy;" Danish tøi, Swedish tyg "stuff, gear."
1520s, from toy (n.).
If he be merie and toy with any,Related: Toyed; toying.
His wife will frowne, and words geve manye.
["Song of the Bachelor's Life," 16c.]