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Toy Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • any of several breeds of very small dogs kept purely as pets
  • copy that reproduces something in greatly reduced size
  • an artifact designed to be played with
  • a nonfunctional replica of something else (frequently used as a modifier); "a toy stove"
  • engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously; "They played games on their opponents"; "play the stockmarket"; "play with her feelings"; "toy with an idea"
  • 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"
  • behave carelessly or indifferently; "Play about with a young girl''s affection"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • an artifact designed to be played with ,
  • a nonfunctional replica of something else (frequently used as a modifier); "a toy stove" ,
  • copy that reproduces something in greatly reduced size ,
  • any of several breeds of very small dogs kept purely as pets

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Toy Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A toy is something to play with. Toys are for children, adults, and animals. Before 1970, most toys were made of metal and wood. Now, they are mostly made of plastic. Sometimes they are made of electronic material. Some people also consider video games toys. Toys include balls, plastic cars, and dolls. They also can be sex related products.

Toys originated many years ago. Dolls of infants, animals, and soldiers and toy tools are found in archaeological places. The origin of the word "toy" is not known. However, it is thought that it was first used in the 14th century.

The earliest toys were made from rocks, sticks or clay. In Ancient Egypt, children played with dolls made of clay and sticks.



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* Man talking confidently about God is like a toy talking confidently about man. - B. J. Gupta

* I remember how my Great Uncle Jerry would sit on the porch and whittle all day long. Once he whittled me a toy boat out of a larger toy boat I had. It was almost as good as the first one, except now it had bumpy whittle marks all over it. And no paint, because he had whittled off the paint. - Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

* I wouldn't be surprised if someday some fishermen caught a big shark and cut it open, and there inside was a whole person. Then they cut the person open, and in him is a little baby shark. And in the baby shark there isn't a person, because it would be too small. But there's a little doll or something, like a Johnny Combat little toy guy---something like that. - Jack Handey Deep Thoughts


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