Toy

Definition of Toy

Pronunciation: toi
n.1.
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.
- Spenser.
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.
- Drayton.
4.Amorous dalliance; play; sport; pastime.
To dally thus with death is no fit toy.
- Spenser.
5.An old story; a silly tale.
6.A headdress of linen or woolen, that hangs down over the shoulders, worn by old women of the lower classes; - called also toy mutch.
v. i.1.To dally amorously; to trifle; to play.
[imp. & p. p. toyed ; p. pr. & vb. n. toying.]
To toy, to wanton, dally, smile and jest.
- Shak.
v. t.1.To treat foolishly.

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