- 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
Give your family’s discarded books and toys to younger children in your neighborhood.Trying to shop sustainably? Here’s what you need to consider.|Sarah Kaplan|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Regardless of whether you’ve got a SaaS startup, a cute pet toy company, or even if you’re just a drop shipper, you need to convert that traffic to drive sales.Harness the power of integrated CRO and social media|Ricky Wang|November 17, 2020|Search Engine Watch
We also made a toy campaign for anyone who our model said could be toy buyers or who Audience Stream had seen browse or buy them in the past.Adopting a CDP is just the beginning: How Fingerhut’s parent planned a successful onboarding process|Sponsored Content: Tealium|November 13, 2020|Search Engine Land
So far, researchers know much more about how this all works in toy universes that have negatively curved, saddle-shaped space-time — mostly because they’re relatively easy to work with.
Lego has eschewed any reference to the pandemic in favor of vignettes of enjoyable nonsense from real-life actors having fun as its most popular toys.‘It’s difficult to make the right call’: The many faces of the U.K.’s coronavirus-era Christmas advertising|Seb Joseph|November 12, 2020|Digiday
A reminder that Washington has been toying with and lying to Americans for a long, long time.
For decades, the Pentagon has been toying with the idea of upgrading the B-52 bomber, first built in the mid-1950s.America’s 60 Year-Old Nuclear Bomber Might Finally Get a New Engine|Bill Sweetman|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
From the beginning, Guy had the better of the fight, unhorsing Herman and toying with him for awhile.The ‘GOT’ Red Viper and Mountain Duel, and a History of Medieval Trial by Combat|Steven Isaac|June 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Joe enjoys the sexual sway she holds over men, toying with their preconceived expectations in order to satisfy her appetite.Uma Thurman on ‘Nymphomaniac,’ Lars von Trier’s Alleged Misogyny, and Women’s Sexual Double-Standard|Marlow Stern|March 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Do you see parallels between Banksy and yourself, as far as, I guess, toying around with these themes?James Franco On ‘Sal,’ Banksy, His Gay Fascination, and That Faulkner Cover|Marlow Stern|November 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Napoleon crushed in his hand a watch with which he had been toying, hissing out that thus he would crush wills which opposed his.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte|William Milligan Sloane
Mercer stared at his feet, toying idly with the little torch in his hand.The Fire People|Ray Cummings
She was toying with her jeweled fan, and looking away as carelessly as if she had forgotten his existence.A Dreadful Temptation|Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller
The white, slender fingers, toying carelessly with one of the breakfast appointments, were shaking.Mysterious Mr. Sabin|E. Phillips Oppenheim
The haughtiest dame cannot keep her countenance in the face of this playful spirit toying with her frills.Unveiling a Parallel|Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Marchant
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