- 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.
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