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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
bath toy (=for a child to play with in the bath)
▪ Bath toys are great for babies who've just learned to sit.
boy toy
executive toys (=objects to play with at work)
executive toys
soft toy
toy boy
toy with an ideainformal (= think about using an idea, but not very seriously)
▪ I’m toying with the idea of going back to college.
toy/pet/shoe/gift etc shop
▪ Her brother runs a record shop in Chester.
▪ On the desk was an incomprehensible executive toy that buzzed and flashed occasionally, displaying chrome tubes, jewels and crystal lumps.
▪ The opened door jarred one, and they swung to and fro, bumping into each other like the elements of an executive toy.
▪ Scorned by the more expensive and mechanical toys, the shy young rabbit feels very second-rate and insignificant.
▪ They often have expensive toys they've grown out of or they've records and tapes they do not listen to anymore.
▪ Among his presents was a toy steam engine, and it quickly became Peter's favourite toy.
▪ My son always had dolls and his favourite toy is a doll's house.
▪ Take along some favourite toys or a book so that your child has something to play with in the waiting room.
▪ I used to look after him while he played with his favourite toys.
▪ Emma brought two of Ruth's favourite fluffy toys.
▪ A nasty little toy, if toy it was, and the rumour was true.
▪ I used to take candy bars, little toys, sharpened pencils, anything small and easy to mail to school.
▪ I don't know what but suddenly he was like a child with a new toy.
▪ We also learned to bring a new toy he had never seen before to keep his attention on the plane.
▪ If we were to introduce a new toy to a litter of puppies, they would play with it.
▪ He was its shiny new toy.
▪ I left Poppy at the home surrounded by lots of new toys.
▪ Toy Drive on Dec. 19; donate a new toy and ski for only $ 5.
▪ He had clearly been playing with his new toy as they entered.
▪ For the first few minutes the conversation drifts from favorite television shows to pets and on to new toys at home.
▪ And don't pile soft toys in the cot.
▪ She is also well known locally for the soft toys she makes for various charities.
▪ Suppose it has tried to promote a special line of soft toys by selling them next to infants' clothes.
▪ The couple are pictured with some of the more than 1,000 soft toys they received from wellwishers after their son's death.
▪ Do you know she's still got two shelves full of soft toys?
▪ Their range includes a fine, natural Kapok which makes an ideal filling for soft toys and other items.
▪ He was indeed a carpenter, and spent his spare time carving small wooden toys for his children.
▪ I love wooden toys, especially the doll that a local woman brought into the village antiques shop.
▪ Collections of painted wooden toys and colourful glass mingle with plain bamboo and bare floorboards.
▪ Beatrice and Eugenie would love a carved wooden toy - £2.95 each.
▪ This is true of the simplest wooden toy.
▪ Shelves of wooden toys, oiled or hand painted.
▪ They will be sold at electronics and computer stores as well as at toy retailers, such as Toys R Us.
▪ Maybe Tom finds himself in a depart-ment store or in a toy shop, for instance.
▪ Hamleys, the country's largest toy shop, claims it still sells more Concordes than Tornados.
▪ Ken suddenly left him and went into a doorway of Hamleys, the big toy shop.
▪ All items are available from good toy shops, unless stated otherwise.
▪ I approach a trip to a book nook with the eagerness of a child on an outing to the toy store.
▪ You walk into a toy store and there will not only be walking and talking Deions, but strutting and dissing Deions.
▪ The toy store, fried chicken and office supply chains were stated since Lew became chairman in 1991.
▪ Visiting an ELEK-TEK store is like going to a toy store for grown-ups.
▪ She picks up the toy sofa and places it at the foot of the four-poster bed.
▪ She forgets to tie her shoes, bring home her homework, pick up her toys.
▪ Finally, they should put the toy away.
▪ Then parents put up with the toy lying around for another couple of months before they want to get rid of it.
▪ A 3-year-old should be able to put toys away in a big box but can not sort out clothes for a cupboard.
▪ He put his toys away every night in labeled boxes.
▪ He always made Louie put his toys away.
▪ Because the charities couldn't afford to carry out independent safety checks, they were forced to stop selling most toys.
▪ Toys R Us is one of the retailers that sells some of the toys in the study.
▪ The Victorians invented Christmas, according to the exhibition, as a pretext for selling toys.
▪ Help us to share not just our toys and our sweets but our time, our talents and our happiness.
▪ Do not be tempted to throw the toy too far ahead as this will be counter-productive.
▪ She is constantly on the go, running around, pushing other kids, throwing toys.
▪ If the child starts to be deliberately naughty, throwing toys or destroying the activity the parent should stop talking.
▪ In my family, my brothers, sisters, and I threw most of our toys into two central toy boxes.
▪ For example, every time he or she throws a toy in a dangerous manner the offending toy is locked away.
▪ Did you get any new toys for your birthday?
▪ The red Porsche is his latest toy.
▪ Dad was a wonderful craftsman and created many toys from scrap.
▪ I keep some of the toys on display in working order for my grandchildren to play with.
▪ Now your son is lavishing upon the computer the attention he would give to any new, rewarding and particularly attractive toy.
▪ On the second floor, room 30 is the favourite: devoted to dolls, toys and other mementos of bygone childhood.
▪ The three largest ocean liners in the world could have sat atop its crest like bathtub toys.
▪ Hellman recalls that they were both toying with the idea of a western and talked to Corman about the finance.
▪ Even Serrano was beginning to toy with the idea of a monarchist restoration, albeit under Falangist tutelage.
▪ I did actually toy with the idea of calling myself Coma Toes or something for my last album.
▪ She was listening intently and her eyes were thoughtful, as if she might be toying with some idea of her own.
▪ Even Serrano was beginning to toy with the idea of a monarchist restoration, albeit under Falangist tutelage.
▪ I would not dream of toying with you.
▪ Jeffries was toying with the crowd and putting the entire college on notice.
▪ Like a trapeze artist who pretends to lose his balance, Blondin was for ever toying with the crowd.
▪ Perhaps he had been toying with John Chapel, waiting for the perfect moment to strike.
▪ Pete Townsend, Jeff Beck and other guitarists had been toying with feedback and massive volume.
▪ We sat there toying with our food.
▪ I can't see him as a toy boy, as the phrase goes.
▪ I guess, looking back on it, I was her toy boy.
▪ A lesson to be learnt, page 120 Would she stop at nothing to please her toy boy?
▪ I was talking to Ursula Andress the other day about toy boys.
▪ And they're giving away toy cars to customers, instead.
▪ What, after all, are dodgems but toy cars that one can climb into?
▪ He always nicked my toy cars.
▪ Plus a connoisseur's collection of toy cars, Ashley thought grimly.
▪ I'd swapped some toy cars for a set of poker dice in a red leather case.
▪ He was surrounded by cards and playing with toy cars donated by police officers.
▪ Sometimes a toy car would have its moment of glory, but it would soon be forgotten.
▪ Another potential hazard is suction burn - toy car phones being the main culprit and parents usually the victim.
▪ But if you buy your child a toy gun will it turn him into an aggressive adult?
▪ I hope you didn't pay too much for the toy gun.
▪ Kaptan was wearing a plastic G I'S helmet and putting a roll of caps into a toy gun.
▪ Branwell's toy soldier, Bonaparte, had become the strong, bad, good-looking Duke of Northangerland.
▪ The little boy loved toy soldiers and drafted speeches for the commanders-in-chief.
▪ Nobody harvests its spongy woods and makes the trunks sigh like toy soldiers giving up life.
▪ One day in 1826 I brought a box of toy soldiers home from Leeds.
▪ Time you were away playing toy soldiers, who do you think looked after this house and the estate?
▪ A fanciful idea by some toy manufacturer which only goes to underline what was said previously about imagination and licence!
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Toy \Toy\ (toi), n. [D. tuid tools, implements, stuff, trash, speeltuig playthings, toys; akin to G. zeug stuff, materials, MNG. ziuc, Icel. tygi gear; all ultimately from the root of E. tug, v. t.; cf. G. zeugen to beget, MHG. ziugen to beget, make ready, procure. See Tug, v. t.]

  1. A plaything for children; a bawble.

  2. A thing for amusement, but of no real value; an article of trade of little value; a trifle.

    They exchange for knives, glasses, and such toys, great abundance of gold and pearl.
    --Abr. Abbot.

  3. A wild fancy; an odd conceit; idle sport; folly; trifling opinion.

    To fly about playing their wanton toys.

    What if a toy take 'em in the heels now, and they all run away.
    --Beau. & Fl.

    Nor light and idle toys my lines may vainly swell.

  4. Amorous dalliance; play; sport; pastime.

    To dally thus with death is no fit toy.

  5. An old story; a silly tale.

  6. [Probably the same word.] A headdress of linen or woolen, that hangs down over the shoulders, worn by old women of the lower classes; -- called also toy mutch. [Scot.] ``Having, moreover, put on her clean toy, rokelay, and scarlet plaid.''
    --Sir W. Scott.


Toy \Toy\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. toyed; p. pr. & vb. n. toying.] To dally amorously; to trifle; to play.

To toy, to wanton, dally, smile and jest.


Toy \Toy\, v. t. To treat foolishly. [Obs.]
--E. Dering (1576).

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1300, "amorous playing, sport," later "piece of fun or entertainment" (c.1500), "thing of little value, trifle" (1520s), and "thing for a child to play with" (1580s). Of uncertain origin, and there may be more than one word here. Compare Middle Dutch toy, Dutch tuig "tools, apparatus; stuff, trash," in speeltuig "play-toy, plaything;" German Zeug "stuff, matter, tools," Spielzeug "plaything, toy;" Danish tøi, Swedish tyg "stuff, gear." Applied as an adjective to things of diminutive size, especially dogs, from 1806. Toy-boy is from 1981.


"deal carelessly (with), trifle," 1520s, from toy (n.) in its older sense.\n\nIf he be merie and toy with any,\n
His wife will frowne, and words geve manye.\n

["Song of the Bachelor's Life," 16c.]

\nRelated: Toyed; toying.

n. 1 Something to play with, especially as intended for use by a child. (from 16th c.) 2 A thing of little importance or value; a trifle. (from 16th c.) 3 A simple, light piece of music, written especially for the virginal. (16th-17th c.) 4 (context obsolete English) Love play, amorous dalliance; fondling. (16th-18th c.) 5 (context obsolete English) A vague fancy, a ridiculous idea or notion; a whim. (16th-17th c.) 6 (context slang derogatory English) An inferior graffiti artist. 7 (context obsolete English) An old story; a silly tale. 8 (context Scotland archaic English) A headdress of linen or wool that hangs down over the shoulders, worn by old women of the lower classes; called also toy mutch. vb. 1 To play (with). 2 To ponder or consider. 3 (context slang English) To stimulate with a sex toy.

  1. v. behave carelessly or indifferently; "Play about with a young girl's affection" [syn: dally, play, flirt]

  2. manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination; "She played nervously with her wedding ring"; "Don't fiddle with the screws"; "He played with the idea of running for the Senate" [syn: fiddle, diddle, play]

  3. engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously; "They played games on their opponents"; "play the stockmarket"; "play with her feelings"; "toy with an idea" [syn: play]

  1. n. an artifact designed to be played with [syn: plaything]

  2. a nonfunctional replica of something else (frequently used as a modifier); "a toy stove"

  3. copy that reproduces something in greatly reduced size [syn: miniature]

  4. any of several breeds of very small dogs kept purely as pets [syn: toy dog]

Toy (disambiguation)

A toy is an object used in play.

Toy may also refer to:

Toy (chewing gum)

Toy was a much liked chewing gum sold in Sweden.

Toy (music group)

Toy is a one-man project band of Korean pop singer-songwriter and pianist You Hee-yeol.

Toy (footballer, born 1977)

Vítor Manuel Andrade Gomes da Costa (born 15 June 1977), commonly known as Toy, is a Cape Verdean footballer who plays for S.U. 1º de Dezembro as a forward.

Toy (surname)

Toy is a surname, and may refer to:

  • Barbara Toy (1908-2001), Australian-British travel writer, theatrical director, playwright, and screenplay writer
  • Camden Toy (contemporary), American actor and script writer
  • Crawford Howell Toy (1836–1919), American Hebrew scholar
  • Jim Toy (1858–1919), American professional baseball player
  • Jim Toy (b. 1930), American LGBT activist
  • Sam Toy (1923–2008), American industrialist; chairman of Ford Motor Company 1980–86
  • Taishanese (Toishansese) Romanization of the surname Cai
Toy (David Bowie album)

Toy is an album by English musician David Bowie, recorded for release in 2001, and leaked onto the Internet in 2011. Although Bowie had begun recording the album intending to feature new versions of some of his earliest pieces as well as three new songs, its sessions led him to Heathen (2002) and it was never released officially.

Toy (band)

TOY are an English indie rock band from Brighton. They have released two albums and EP and an number of singles.

In 2015, the band collaborated with Natasha Khan on the Sexwitch project.


A toy is an item that can be used for play. Toys are generally played with by children and pets. Playing with toys is an enjoyable means of training young children for life in society. Different materials are used to make toys enjoyable to all ages. Many items are designed to serve as toys, but goods produced for other purposes can also be used. For instance, a small child may pick up a household item and "fly" it through the air as to pretend that it is an airplane. Another consideration is interactive digital entertainment. Some toys are produced primarily as collector's items and are intended for display only.

The origin of toys is prehistoric; dolls representing infants, animals, and soldiers, as well as representations of tools used by adults are readily found at archaeological sites. The origin of the word "toy" is unknown, but it is believed that it was first used in the 14th century. Toys are mainly made for children.

Playing with toys is important when it comes to growing up and learning about the world around us. Younger children use toys to discover their identity, help their bodies grow strong, learn cause and effect, explore relationships, and practice skills they will need as adults. Adults use toys to form and strengthen social bonds, teach, remember and reinforce lessons from their youth, discover their identity, exercise their minds and bodies, explore relationships, practice skills, and decorate their living spaces.

Toy (Toy album)

TOY is the 2012 eponymous debut album by London-based band TOY.

The album was recorded in early 2012, by music producer Dan Carey at his South London studio. Their album artwork is by artist Leif Podhajsky

Toy (Norwegian band)

Toy (established 2002 in Bergen, Norway) is an electronic duo formed by musician and producer Jørgen Træen from Bergen and the Bergen-based composer Alisdair Stirling originally from London.

Toy (Yello album)

Toy is the thirteenth studio album by the Swiss electronic duo Yello. It will be released on 30 September 2016 on Universal Music.

In order to promote the album, Yello is performing four sold-out shows at Berlin's Kraftwerk during the last week of October 2016, their first live shows ever.

Usage examples of "toy".

She toyed withBrinkerhoff, walking to the window and angling the readout for abetter view.

Even Mari Ado dropped her hostility like a broken toy as it became clear I was peripheral to the real issue.

Sparks toyed with the agates at his belt ends, striking them against his thigh like a whip, grimacing at each blow.

African carving, a battered toy locomotive, a banderilla, an alpenstock carved with the names of formidable climbs, a tiny ivory Buddha and a broken crucifix.

She thought about it a great deal at night before she slept, and if Amber had not been lying beside her on the same angareb she might have indulged in some preliminary experimentation with the ivory toy.

Nicholas went to the sideboard, Aurora absently toyed with the overlarge ring on her finger.

Thinking that she could not pretend to be a man without being impudent, she began to toy with the lady-lieutenant, who defended himself like a prudish miss.

She then began to jest and toy, and though her dress was extremely disordered she seemed to think that her charms would exercise no power over me.

She stretched out her hand as if to toy with me, whereupon I gave her a slight box on the ear, and imitating the manner of a repentant cavalier she kissed my hand and begged my pardon.

Trevor lay by her chair, contentedly sucking the head of his toy gorilla while Bev and I looked at the plates.

He nodded across the room to where Nelson Birr was idly toying with cards at a lonely table.

Watched and smiled at by Mary, Mrs Botham limped back to her seather inviolable armchair, wedged into the corner by the fire with toy flames.

A barbarian and a Cabalist going up against toy soldiers, over and over again.

The other man, happily toying with his sundae, mostly ignored his cigarillo, but as Shadow approached he picked it up, inhaled deeply, and blew two smoke rings-first one large one, then another, smaller one, which passed neatly through the first-and he grinned, as if he were astonishingly pleased with himself.

She liked cheap jewelry, too, of the plastic, clunky variety, the weight of a dozen toy chains around her neck, arms rattling in bracelets from wrist to elbow.