verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Origin of ploy
OTHER WORDS FROM ploycoun·ter·ploy, noun
Words nearby ploy
Example sentences from the Web for ploy
Brands like Burger King and KFC are reverting to retro logos in a nostalgia ploy, making you long for a time when your life was simplerWhile loading Burger King’s website, I saw the change firsthand.
Ten years ago, a desperate Egyptian government, led by then-President Hosni Mubarak, ordered the nation’s Internet to be shut down, a ploy to stymie pro-democracy protests.Myanmar: How repressive regimes quash dissent with Internet shutdowns|Robert Hackett|February 2, 2021|Fortune
Scholz, the SPD’s chancellor candidate who will attend the meeting, denied that his criticism was a campaign ploy.Merkel pushes to speed up vaccine rollout, as German lockdown tightens|kdunn6|January 6, 2021|Fortune
Many of these users are online novices who have become easy victims for new and old ploys alike.Here's How Shopping Scams on Facebook Are Ripping Off Thousands of Customers, With the Money Flowing Overseas|Andrew R. Chow|December 19, 2020|Time
Is this just a ploy by the Islamic State—or the beginning of the road to retaking Mosul?Iraqi Kurds Get Their Groove Back, End Siege of Mount Sinjar|Jamie Dettmer|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The head of the prison says Figueroa fabricated the story as a ploy to get the Dutchman transferred.
Do they really not look around them when they hit the shutter, or is it all part of a ploy to attract more attention?Selfie Hall of Shame: Is Anywhere Safe From Sick Snaps?|Charlotte Lytton|October 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But when it becomes a transparent ploy for fame it drives fans away.So You Want to be a Porn Star? Inside the Sex Tape Phenomenon|Aurora Snow|July 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That brassy ploy had caught the Costa Ricans entirely off-guard and had knocked them off their stride.Argentina Drops the Netherlands on Penalties in World Cup Semifinal|Tunku Varadarajan|July 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And so destroy our only defences; it is, indeed, a wise ploy!Lochinvar|S. R. Crockett
I give you the old word, Elrigmore: 'Claymore and the Gael '; for the rest—pardon me—you gentlemen are out of the ploy.John Splendid|Neil Munro
Na, na—his Excellency ken'd nought o' that ploy—it was a' managed atween Rashleigh and mysell.Rob Roy, Complete, Illustrated|Sir Walter Scott
I don't think he went on to describe any—it was mostly a ploy on my part to curry him or make him feel more at ease.Warren Commission (2 of 26): Hearings Vol. II (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
There is a misprint of 'employ' in Thomas Davies' edition, as before.