- amorous dallying.
- a playful or amusing act; diversion; pastime.
verb (used without object)
Origin of toy
Related formstoy·er, nountoy·less, adjectivetoy·like, adjective
Examples from the Web for toy
I know that I cannot carry a gun in public and neither can my sons, even if it is a toy.
A car was indeed dispatched, with no mention that the suspect was possibly a juvenile and that the gun might be a toy.The Cleveland Cops Who Fired 137 Shots and Cried Victim|Michael Daly|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For decades, toy production and marketing was increasingly gender neutral.
Then last week, a 12-year-old in Cleveland shot dead for holding a toy gun.
I often find myself in the toy aisle, having an existential crisis.
A dry branch snapped under Kerry's foot with the report of a toy pistol.Southern Lights and Shadows|Various
You knew you had fascinated me and bewitched me, and it gave you pleasure to toy with me!Frank Merriwell's Son|Burt L. Standish
I must get a toy to-morrow for Eliza, and send the device for the seals of myself and ——.The Love Affairs of Lord Byron|Francis Henry Gribble
At this the toy captain was so furious that he shook with anger from head to foot.The Other Side of the Sun|Evelyn Sharp
He stuck his hand through the unglazed window of a never-built shop and plucked out a toy in a battered box.Makers|Cory Doctorow
British Dictionary definitions for toy
- something that is a nonfunctioning replica of something else, esp a miniature one
- (as modifier)a toy guitar
- something small or miniature, esp a miniature variety of a breed of dog
- (as modifier)a toy poodle