Definitions for toytɔɪ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an object, often a small representation of something familiar, as an animal or person, for children to play with; plaything.
a thing or matter of little or no value or importance; trifle.
something diminutive, esp. in comparison with like objects.
an animal, esp. a dog, of a breed or variety noted for smallness of size, as a Pomeranian.
Category: Dogs, Cats, and Horses
a close-fitting cap of linen or wool, with flaps coming down to the shoulders, formerly worn by women in Scotland.
(adj.)made or designed for use as a toy:
a toy gun.
of or resembling a toy, esp. diminutive in size.
(v.i.)to amuse oneself; play.
to act idly or with indifference; trifle:
to toy with one's food.
to dally amorously; flirt.
Origin of toy:
1275–1325; ME toye dalliance; of obscure orig.
an artifact designed to be played with
a nonfunctional replica of something else (frequently used as a modifier)
"a toy stove"
a device regarded as providing amusement
"private airplanes are a rich man's toy"
a copy that reproduces a person or thing in greatly reduced size
toy dog, toy(verb)
any of several breeds of very small dogs kept purely as pets
dally, toy, play, flirt(verb)
behave carelessly or indifferently
"Play about with a young girl's affection"
toy, fiddle, diddle, play(verb)
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"
engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously
"They played games on their opponents"; "play the stock market"; "play with her feelings"; "toy with an idea"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
an object for children to play with
an electronic/wooden toy; to play with a toy; a toy box; a toy animal
Something to play with, especially as intended for use by a child.
A thing of little importance or value; a trifle.
A simple, light piece of music, written especially for the virginal.
Love play, amorous dalliance; fondling.
A vague fancy, a ridiculous idea or notion; a whim.
To play with, to mock
Figo is toying with the English defence.
To ponder or consider.
I have been toying with the idea of starting my own business.
a plaything for children; a bawble
a thing for amusement, but of no real value; an article of trade of little value; a trifle
a wild fancy; an odd conceit; idle sport; folly; trifling opinion
amorous dalliance; play; sport; pastime
an old story; a silly tale
a headdress of linen or woolen, that hangs down over the shoulders, worn by old women of the lower classes; -- called also toy mutch
to dally amorously; to trifle; to play
to treat foolishly
The New Hacker's Dictionary
A computer system; always used with qualifiers. 1. nice toy: One that supports the speaker's hacking style adequately. 2. just a toy: A machine that yields insufficient computrons for the speaker's preferred uses. This is not condemnatory, as is bitty box; toys can at least be fun. It is also strongly conditioned by one's expectations; Cray XMP users sometimes consider the Cray-1 a toy, and certainly all RISC boxes and mainframes are toys by their standards. See also Get a real computer!.
Translations for toy
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an object made for a child to play with
He got lots of toys for Christmas; a toy soldier.
- لُعْبَه، دُمْيَهArabic
- brinquedoPortuguese (BR)
- das SpielzeugGerman
- legetøj; legetøjs-Danish
- juguete; (adjetivo) de jugueteSpanish
- اسباب بازیFarsi
- اسباب بازیPersian
- لوبتكه، دلوبو شى (دكوچنيانو دپارهPashto
- 玩具Chinese (Trad.)
- іграшка; забаваUkrainian
- đồ chơiVietnamese
- 玩具Chinese (Simp.)
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