toy

[ toi ]
/ tɔɪ /

noun

adjective

made or designed for use as a toy: a toy gun.
of or resembling a toy, especially diminutive in size.

verb (used without object)

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Origin of toy

1275–1325; Middle English toye dalliance; of obscure origin

OTHER WORDS FROM toy

toy·er, nountoy·less, adjectivetoy·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for toy

toy
/ (tɔɪ) /

noun

an object designed to be played with
  1. something that is a nonfunctioning replica of something else, esp a miniature one
  2. (as modifier)a toy guitar
any small thing of little value; trifle
  1. something small or miniature, esp a miniature variety of a breed of dog
  2. (as modifier)a toy poodle

verb

(intr usually foll by with) to play, fiddle, or flirt

Derived forms of toy

toyer, nountoyless, adjectivetoylike, adjective

Word Origin for toy

C16 (in the sense: amorous dalliance): of uncertain origin
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