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[toi-shop] /ˈtɔɪˌʃɒp/
an establishment where toys are sold and sometimes also manufactured.
Origin of toyshop
First recorded in 1790-1800; toy + shop Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It's not exactly a toyshop, you know, but they have toys in one window.'

    Miss Mouse and Her Boys Mrs. Molesworth
  • He left the Park turned into Knightsbridge and came upon a toyshop.

    Fortitude Hugh Walpole
  • She had seen a far, far truer picture of him when she had turned her head towards him in the toyshop.

    The Tower of Oblivion Oliver Onions
  • She didn't smile in the toyshop; that was a different kind of look altogether.

    The Tower of Oblivion Oliver Onions
  • Nothing of the sort happened, however, and he soon found himself before the gay windows of a toyshop.

  • He stopped once only on his way to the hotel to look at a toyshop in one of the great thoroughfares.

    No Name Wilkie Collins
  • Then he went to a toyshop and got a splendid family of fluffy beasts, and a musical box, and a Noah's Ark, and a flute.

    The Lee Shore Rose Macaulay
  • He was jealous, too, of the toyshop keepers who were selling their handsome wares.

    Mitz and Fritz of Germany Madeline Brandeis
  • These masterpieces of patience, enigmas of gratitude, and withered bouquets gave the lawyer's room the appearance of a toyshop.

    The Commission in Lunacy Honore de Balzac

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