Amuse oneself idly with, trifle, as in He teased her, toying with her as a cat toys with a mouse. [Early 1500s]
Treat casually or without seriousness, as in I'm toying with the idea of writing a novel. [Early 1800s]
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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)