verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of decoy
Examples from the Web for decoy
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