verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of decoy
OTHER WORDS FROM decoyde·coy·er, noun
Words nearby decoy
Example sentences from the Web for decoy
The Grizzlies hedge and recover in response to Tatum’s first screen, but that was just a decoy.Give Boston’s Kemba Walker A Double Pick And Watch Him Work|Michael Pina|August 31, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Lönnborg, who works as a lawyer in London, has on several occasions posed as Elin, acting as a decoy to throw off the paparazzi.
One of the two boys in the centre acting as decoy cried “Sheep, sheep, come home!”The Traditional Games of England, Scotland, and Ireland (Vol II of II)|Alice Bertha Gomme
He forthwith thinks of a decoy, and is careful not to approach.The Delight Makers|Adolf Bandelier
There is no "decoy" that will attract a fox a mile, but there are some that are good.Fox Trapping|A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
In Thuringia they are kept in cages to be employed as lures in the area or decoy enclosure.The Natural History of Cage Birds|J. M. Bechstein
Not wishing to shoot, for the decoy was a valuable one, I shouted vigorously, and sent out the dog.Ways of Wood Folk|William J. Long