- 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 toyed
In 2000, he toyed with the idea of running as an independent.Trump Is ‘Thinking About’ a Run at the White House Again|Olivia Nuzzi|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I kind of just toyed with her all day, I thought it was funny.Norman Reedus: Daryl Doesn’t Need Romance, ‘The Walking Dead’ Isn’t About Erections|Melissa Leon|March 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As I whispered into the microphone, I toyed with my top's straps and ran my fingers through my hair.
“I toyed around with the idea of putting some things around the house on Craigslist,” she said.Sequester Furloughs Force Government Workers to Change Financial and Career Plans|Miranda Green|August 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Creators Robert and Michelle King have toyed with the audience here, creating in Kalinda a chameleonic character.‘Homeland’ and ‘The Good Wife’ Season Premieres: Review|Jace Lacob|September 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He pulled a roll of bills from his pocket and toyed with them, but neither Abe nor Morris stirred.Potash & Perlmutter|Montague Glass
Mrs. Percy Parrott curled her little finger elegantly and toyed with a spoon.The Lady Doc|Caroline Lockhart
Guy's face was averted and he toyed nervously with his eye-glass.Who?|Elizabeth Kent
Mr. Grex sipped his pale, lemon-flavoured tea and toyed with his cigarette-case.Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo|E. Phillips Oppenheim
Frederick's face flushed, and he toyed nervously with the silver at the side of his plate.The Secret of the Storm Country|Grace Miller White
British Dictionary definitions for toyed
- 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