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Noun: toy  toy
  1. An artifact designed to be played with
    - plaything
     
  2. A nonfunctional replica of something else (frequently used as a modifier)
    "a toy stove"
     
  3. A device regarded as providing amusement
    "private airplanes are a rich man's toy"
     
  4. A copy that reproduces a person or thing in greatly reduced size
    - miniature
     
  5. Any of several breeds of very small dogs kept purely as pets
    - toy dog
Verb: toy  toy
  1. Behave carelessly or indifferently
    "toy about with a young girl's affection";
    - dally, play, flirt
     
  2. Manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination
    "Don't toy with the screws";
    - fiddle, diddle [informal], play
     
  3. Engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously
    "toy with an idea";
    - play

Derived forms: toys, toyed, toying

See also: toy with

Type of: act, artefact [Brit], artifact [N. Amer], barker [informal], behave, bow-wow [informal], Canis familiaris, copy, dawg [non-standard], device, do, dog, doggie [informal], doggo [informal], doggy [informal], domestic dog, manipulate, move, pooch [informal], replica, replication, repro [informal], reproduction

Encyclopedia: Toy, Richard