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toy

noun

1 toy

An artifact designed to be played with.

synonym: plaything.

Roget 643: unimportance, insignificance, nothingness, immateriality.    triviality, levity, frivolity; paltriness etc. adj.; poverty; smallness etc. 32; ... show more

Roget 840: amusement, entertainment, recreation, fun, game, fun and games; diversion, divertissement; reaction, solace; pastime, passetemps [Fr.], sport; ... show more

Dutch: speelbal, speeltje
Polish: bawidełko, bawidło



2 toy

A nonfunctional replica of something else (frequently used as a modifier).

3 toy

A device regarded as providing amusement.

4 toy

A copy that reproduces a person or thing in greatly reduced size.

synonym: miniature.

Dutch: miniatuur
Polish: miniatura, miniaturka

5 toy

Any of several breeds of very small dogs kept purely as pets.

synonym: toy dog.

Polish: pies ozdobny

verb

1 toy

Behave carelessly or indifferently.

synonyms: dally, flirt, play.

Roget 840: amuse, entertain, divert, enliven; tickle the fancy; titillate, raise a smile, put in good humor; cause laughter, create laughter, occasion laughter, raise laughter, excite laughter, produce laughter, ... show more

Roget 902: caress, fondle, pet, dandle; pat, pat on the head, pat on the cheek; chuck under the chin, smile upon, coax, wheedle, cosset, coddle, cocker, ... show more

Dutch: spelen

2 toy

Manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination.

synonyms: diddle, fiddle, play.

Dutch: spelen, stoeien

3 toy

Engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously:
— Toy with an idea.

synonym: play.


Moby thesaurus: Charlie McCarthy, a continental, a curse, a damn, a darn, a hoot, agate, agent, ancilla, appliance, babe, baby, baby-sized, bagatelle, ball, bantam, banty, baseball bat, bat, battledore ... show more.

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