Crossword clues for toy
- Part of Santa's bagful
- Many an item in Santa's bag
- Transformer, e.g.
- Nerf ball, e.g.
- Tinker with, with "with"
- Cracker Jack box bonus
- Spirograph, e.g.
- Item on a Christmas list
- Item in Santa's sack
- Fast-food freebie
- Hula-Hoop, e.g.
- Buzz Lightyear, for one
- Yo-yo or doll
- Etch A Sketch or yo-yo
- A nonfunctional replica of something else (frequently used as a modifier)
- Copy that reproduces something in greatly reduced size
- Any of several breeds of very small dogs kept purely as pets
- Kazoo, for one
- Frisbee, for one
- Soldier to play with
- Water pistol or popgun
- Poodle size
- Frisbee, e.g.
- Item for 8 Down
- Yoyo, for one
- Play around
- Etch A Sketch, e.g.
- _____ with (tease)
- Item in Santa's bag
- Bandalore, e.g.
- Kind of dog or fish
- Haydn's ___ Symphony
- Little Boy Blue's dog
- Kindergarten item
- Nursery item
- 1982 Pryor film, with "The"
- Model airplane, e.g.
- G.I. Joe, e.g.
- Delivery from Santa
- Yo-yo, e.g.
- Play (with)
- Mattel item
- Slinky or yo-yo
- Nintendo product
- Bathtub submarine, e.g.
- Day-care diversion
- Cracker Jack surprise
- Kind of poodle
- Playpen item
- Dog classification
- Sled, e.g.
- Slinky or boomerang
- Play cat and mouse (with)
- Diminutive, as a dog
- Cracker Jack bonus
- Yo-yo or Slinky
- Kind of soldier
- Trifle (with)
- Racer from Santa, e.g.
- Yo-yo or Gobot
- Poodle, perhaps
- Chest item
- Frisbee or Slinky
- See 1-Across
- Stocking stuffer
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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.]
A plaything for children; a bawble.
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.
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.
Amorous dalliance; play; sport; pastime.
To dally thus with death is no fit toy.
An old story; a silly tale.
[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. 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.
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]
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]
A toy is an object used in play.
Toy may also refer to:
Toy was a much liked chewing gum sold in Sweden.
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 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 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 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 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 (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 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.