Definitions for ployplɔɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a maneuver or stratagem to gain the advantage; ruse; subterfuge; gambit.

Origin of ploy:

1475–85; earlier ploye to bend < MF ployer (F plier) < L plicāre to fold

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gambit, ploy(noun)

    an opening remark intended to secure an advantage for the speaker

  2. ploy, gambit, stratagem(noun)

    a maneuver in a game or conversation

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. ploy(noun)ɔɪ

    a slightly dishonest way of achieving sth

    Is this another ploy to get me to take you out?


  1. ploy(Noun)

    A tactic, strategy, or gimmick.

    The free t-shirt is really a ploy to get you in the door to see their sales pitch.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ploy(noun)

    sport; frolic

  2. Ploy(verb)

    to form a column from a line of troops on some designated subdivision; -- the opposite of deploy


  1. Ploy

    Ploy is a 2007 Thai film written and directed by Pen-Ek Ratanaruang. The film premiered during the Directors' Fortnight at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. The drama film stars Thai actress Lalita Panyopas in a story of a middle-aged married couple who question their relationship after seven years. Ananda Everingham is featured in a supporting role as a bartender. The film contained sex scenes that were shown at Cannes, but due to censorship concerns had to be re-edited by the director so the film could be shown in cinemas in Thailand when it opened there on June 7, 2007. The uncensored version of the film was shown in Thailand at the 2007 Bangkok International Film Festival.

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a plan; a manoeuvre

She uses various ploys for getting her own way.

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