- amorous dallying.
- a playful or amusing act; diversion; pastime.
Origin of toy
OTHER WORDS FROM toytoyer, nountoyless, adjectivetoylike, adjective
How to use toy in a sentence
Before taking a picture with the jolly old man, crowds walk in tight quarters through a maze-like Santaland that’s filled with Christmas trees, running toy trains and elves in green costumes.
The one she played, however, was a mere toy compared to the ones devised by electronic music trailblazer Bob Moog, who built his own from plans published in a 1949 magazine.For the theremin’s 100th anniversary, Moog unveils the gorgeous Claravox Centennial|Devin Coldewey|October 22, 2020|TechCrunch
As detailed by Fortune earlier this year, Home Depot has gradually increased the assortment of merchandise that can be Christmas gifts, such as small tools, batteries as stocking stuffers, and even toys over the years to great effect.How Lowe’s plans to finally become a holiday season player|Phil Wahba|October 20, 2020|Fortune
You have this little box that looks like a toy Land Rover, like a car that a kid draws.
The baskets are perfect for storing toys, towels, toiletries, plates, and other necessary items in your pantry, living room or basement, and the hooks are ideal for backpacks, scarves, jackets, umbrellas, spatulas, and so much more.Use every inch of your pantry with these door organizers|PopSci Commerce Team|October 16, 2020|Popular-Science
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
Roosevelt toyed with the idea of interning Italian-Americans in camps along with Japanese-Americans.
He simpered awhile and toyed with trivialities of speech before he gave utterance to the matter that absorbed him.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
Choosing the fattest looking letter that she could find, Cornelia toyed with the envelope for a second.Molly Make-Believe|Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
Rose Lyndwood was silent; he picked up the quill in his fine slack hand and toyed with it.The Rake's Progress|Marjorie Bowen
He picked up a shard of rubidium that served as a paper weight and toyed with it.The Stutterer|R.R. Merliss
Then I assumed an air of frigid composure, and toyed with my watch-chain.My New Curate|P.A. Sheehan
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