1 toy /ˈtoɪ/ noun
plural toys
1 toy
plural toys
Learner's definition of TOY
: something a child plays with
see also chew toy, soft toy, tinkertoy
sometimes disapproving : something that an adult buys or uses for enjoyment or entertainment
: something that is very small
: a person who is controlled or used by someone else

— toylike

/ˈtoɪˌlaɪk/ adjective
2 toy /ˈtoɪ/ verb
toys; toyed; toying
2 toy
toys; toyed; toying
Learner's definition of TOY

toy with

[phrasal verb]
toy with (something)
: to think about (something) briefly and not very seriously
: to move or touch (something) with your fingers often without thinking
toy with (someone or something) : to deal with or control (someone or something) in a clever and usually unfair or selfish way
3 toy /ˈtoɪ/ adjective
3 toy
Learner's definition of TOY
always used before a noun
: of, for, or relating to toys
: of a kind that is meant for a child to play with
used to describe an animal (such as a dog) that is the smallest kind of a particular breed