See also: Toy, toþ, tøy, -tøy, toý, and toʻy

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English toye (amorous play, piece of fun or entertainment), probably from Middle Dutch toy, tuyg (tools, apparatus, utensil, ornament) as in Dutch speel-tuig (play-thing, toy), from Old Dutch *tiug, from Proto-Germanic *teugą (stuff, matter, device, gear, lever, literally that which is drawn or pulled), from Proto-Germanic *teuhaną (to lead, bring, pull), from Proto-Indo-European *dewk- (to pull, lead). Cognate with German Spielzeug (toy), Danish legetøj (play-thing, toy). Related to tug, tow.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /tɔɪ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɔɪ

NounEdit

toy (plural toys)

 
Children playing with a wooden toy car.
  1. Something to play with, especially as intended for use by a child. [from 16th c.]
    A grown man does not play with a child’s toy.
  2. A thing of little importance or value; a trifle. [from 16th c.]
  3. A simple, light piece of music, written especially for the virginal. [16th-17th c.]
  4. (obsolete) Love play, amorous dalliance; fondling. [16th-18th c.]
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, I.i:
      Then seemed him his Lady by him lay, / And to him playnd, how that false winged boy, / Her chast hart had subdewd, to learne Dame pleasures toy.
  5. (obsolete) A vague fancy, a ridiculous idea or notion; a whim. [16th-17th c.]
  6. (slang, derogatory) An inferior graffiti artist.
    • 2009, Gregory J. Snyder, Graffiti Lives: Beyond the Tag in New York's Urban Underground (page 40)
      It is incorrect to say that toys tag and masters piece; toys just do bad tags, bad throw-ups, and bad pieces.
    • 2011, Adam Melnyk, Visual Orgasm: The Early Years of Canadian Graffiti (page 45)
      I was a toy until I met Sear, who moved here from Toronto and showed me the book Subway Art.
  7. (obsolete) An old story; a silly tale.
  8. (Scotland, archaic) A headdress of linen or wool that hangs down over the shoulders, worn by old women of the lower classes; called also toy mutch.
  9. A sex toy (object or device to give sexual pleasure).

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VerbEdit

toy (third-person singular simple present toys, present participle toying, simple past and past participle toyed)

  1. (intransitive) To play (with) in an idle or desultory way.
    to toy with a piece of food on one’s plate
    Figo is toying with the English defence.
  2. (intransitive) To ponder or consider.
    I have been toying with the idea of starting my own business.
  3. (slang, transitive) To stimulate with a sex toy.
    • 2013, Jonathan Everest, Lady Loverly's Chattel
      He could see her hand go to her slit, and soon she was toying herself along, breathing heavily.

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AzerbaijaniEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Turkic *toy (feast).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

toy (definite accusative toyu, plural toylar)

  1. wedding

DeclensionEdit


Crimean TatarEdit

NounEdit

toy

  1. wedding feast
  2. banquet

FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Danish tøj, from Middle Low German tüg.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /tʰɔiː/, /tʰœiː/

NounEdit

toy n (genitive singular toys, uncountable)

  1. fabric

DeclensionEdit

Declension of toy (singular only)
n3s singular
indefinite definite
nominative toy toyið
accusative toy toyið
dative toyi toyinum
genitive toys toysins

Middle FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronounEdit

toy

  1. (in the singular, less formal) you

SynonymsEdit

  • (plural or polite singular): vous

Related termsEdit


TurkishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Ottoman Turkish طوی‎, attested in Turkic from the 11th century.

AdjectiveEdit

toy

  1. immature, naive
  2. amateur, unexperienced

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

toy (definite accusative toyu, plural toylar)

  1. great bustard; Otis tarda

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Etymology 3Edit

From Common Turkic *toy (feast).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

toy (definite accusative toyu, plural toylar)

  1. (dated) feast, wedding
DeclensionEdit
Inflection
Nominative toy
Definite accusative toyu
Singular Plural
Nominative toy toylar
Definite accusative toyu toyları
Dative toya toylara
Locative toyda toylarda
Ablative toydan toylardan
Genitive toyun toyların
Possessive forms
Nominative
Singular Plural
1st singular toyum toylarım
2nd singular toyun toyların
3rd singular toyu toyları
1st plural toyumuz toylarımız
2nd plural toyunuz toylarınız
3rd plural toyları toyları
Definite accusative
Singular Plural
1st singular toyumu toylarımı
2nd singular toyunu toylarını
3rd singular toyunu toylarını
1st plural toyumuzu toylarımızı
2nd plural toyunuzu toylarınızı
3rd plural toylarını toylarını
Dative
Singular Plural
1st singular toyuma toylarıma
2nd singular toyuna toylarına
3rd singular toyuna toylarına
1st plural toyumuza toylarımıza
2nd plural toyunuza toylarınıza
3rd plural toylarına toylarına
Locative
Singular Plural
1st singular toyumda toylarımda
2nd singular toyunda toylarında
3rd singular toyunda toylarında
1st plural toyumuzda toylarımızda
2nd plural toyunuzda toylarınızda
3rd plural toylarında toylarında
Ablative
Singular Plural
1st singular toyumdan toylarımdan
2nd singular toyundan toylarından
3rd singular toyundan toylarından
1st plural toyumuzdan toylarımızdan
2nd plural toyunuzdan toylarınızdan
3rd plural toylarından toylarından
Genitive
Singular Plural
1st singular toyumun toylarımın
2nd singular toyunun toylarının
3rd singular toyunun toylarının
1st plural toyumuzun toylarımızın
2nd plural toyunuzun toylarınızın
3rd plural toylarının toylarının

Further readingEdit

  • toy in Turkish dictionaries at Türk Dil Kurumu

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UzbekEdit

Other scripts
Cyrillic той
Roman toy
Perso-Arabic ‍‍

NounEdit

toy (plural toylar)

  1. foal