- amorous dallying.
- a playful or amusing act; diversion; pastime.
verb (used without object)
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Origin of toy
OTHER WORDS FROM toytoyer, nountoyless, adjectivetoylike, adjective
Words nearby toy
Example sentences from the Web for toy
Frequently confined indoors by his illness, “I was the kid who would break toys apart to put them back together,” Hayes-Mota recalls.Childhood medical battles shaped his quest to deliver more effective treatments|Tate Ryan-Mosley|August 19, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Last week, you were playing with a toy that had five rings of different diameters and a tapered column.
Here’s the story of how a toy model of magnetism demystified phase transitions, became ubiquitous in science and continues to help push the boundaries of knowledge today.The Cartoon Picture of Magnets That Has Transformed Science|Charlie Wood|June 24, 2020|Quanta Magazine
The toy’s wheeled platform can carry a standing rider around the neighborhood.
They explore the world through play, he adds, whether it’s stacking toys or building bike ramps.
I know that I cannot carry a gun in public and neither can my sons, even if it is a toy.
The line right before this is “With little tin horns and little toy drums.”The Most Confusing Christmas Music Lyrics Explained (VIDEO)|Kevin Fallon|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.
The same outpourings of affection are seen in the dealings of children with their toy babies and animals.Children's Ways|James Sully
Apprend vistement nostre langue, car aussy tost que tu la sauras et m'auras bien enseingn, je veux estre prescheur comme toy.
Aristide darted off like a dragon-fly in the sunshine, as happy as a child with a new toy.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
The whole thing begins to have a jigsaw look, like a child's toy rack with wooden soldiers on it, expanding and contracting.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
As “t” stands for 1, and o and y are vowels, and have no figure value, the numerical value of Toy must be 1.Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
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