See also: Toy, tøy, -tøy, toþ, тоу, and тө.ү

English Edit

Etymology Edit

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 Zeug (stuff), Danish tøj (stuff). Related to tug, tow.

Pronunciation Edit

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

Noun Edit

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. Short for toy dog.
    • 1968, Jeff Griffen, The Poodle Book, page 36:
      Since standards are large dogs, they grow much more rapidly than miniatures and toys, which means that they require more supplements.
  5. (obsolete) Love play, amorous dalliance; fondling. [16th–18th c.]
  6. (obsolete) A vague fancy, a ridiculous idea or notion; a whim. [16th–17th c.]
  7. (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.
    • 2022 August 31, Babak Anvari, Namsi Khan, 15:22 from the start, in Babak Anvari, director, I Came By (film), spoken by Rave (Sean Rey):
      DAVE COLUMBO (played by Gabriel Bisset-Smith): So, Rave, you’re a graffiti artist. RAVE: Writer. Graffiti writer. There’s a difference. DAVE COLUMBO: What do you make of “I Came By”(the practice of robbing rich people’s houses and tagging them with the words “I came by”)? RAVE: I think whoever done it is a fucking toy. I heard it’s not the same crew anymore.
  8. (obsolete) An old story; a silly tale.
  9. (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.
  10. A sex toy (object or device to give sexual pleasure).
  11. (slang, MLE) A gun.
    Synonym: bit (slang, MLE)
    • 2013 December 23, Stephen Reynolds, 48:02 from the start, in Stephen Reynolds, director, Vendetta (film), spoken by Ronnie (Nick Nevern):
      RONNIE: Now, that is a SIG Sauer P226. JIMMY VICKERS (played by Danny Dyer): Yeah, takes 19 in the clip. It’s effective up to 50 metres. RONNIE: Man knows his toys.

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Verb Edit

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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Azerbaijani Edit

Etymology Edit

From Proto-Turkic *toy (feast).

Pronunciation Edit

Noun Edit

toy (definite accusative toyu, plural toylar)

  1. wedding

Declension Edit

    Declension of toy
singular plural
nominative toy
toylar
definite accusative toyu
toyları
dative toya
toylara
locative toyda
toylarda
ablative toydan
toylardan
definite genitive toyun
toyların
    Possessive forms of toy
nominative
singular plural
mənim (my) toyum toylarım
sənin (your) toyun toyların
onun (his/her/its) toyu toyları
bizim (our) toyumuz toylarımız
sizin (your) toyunuz toylarınız
onların (their) toyu or toyları toyları
accusative
singular plural
mənim (my) toyumu toylarımı
sənin (your) toyunu toylarını
onun (his/her/its) toyunu toylarını
bizim (our) toyumuzu toylarımızı
sizin (your) toyunuzu toylarınızı
onların (their) toyunu or toylarını toylarını
dative
singular plural
mənim (my) toyuma toylarıma
sənin (your) toyuna toylarına
onun (his/her/its) toyuna toylarına
bizim (our) toyumuza toylarımıza
sizin (your) toyunuza toylarınıza
onların (their) toyuna or toylarına toylarına
locative
singular plural
mənim (my) toyumda toylarımda
sənin (your) toyunda toylarında
onun (his/her/its) toyunda toylarında
bizim (our) toyumuzda toylarımızda
sizin (your) toyunuzda toylarınızda
onların (their) toyunda or toylarında toylarında
ablative
singular plural
mənim (my) toyumdan toylarımdan
sənin (your) toyundan toylarından
onun (his/her/its) toyundan toylarından
bizim (our) toyumuzdan toylarımızdan
sizin (your) toyunuzdan toylarınızdan
onların (their) toyundan or toylarından toylarından
genitive
singular plural
mənim (my) toyumun toylarımın
sənin (your) toyunun toylarının
onun (his/her/its) toyunun toylarının
bizim (our) toyumuzun toylarımızın
sizin (your) toyunuzun toylarınızın
onların (their) toyunun or toylarının toylarının

Crimean Tatar Edit

Noun Edit

toy

  1. wedding feast
  2. banquet

Faroese Edit

Etymology Edit

From Danish tøj, from Middle Low German tüg.

Pronunciation Edit

  • IPA(key): /tʰɔiː/, /tʰœiː/

Noun Edit

toy n (genitive singular toys, uncountable)

  1. fabric

Declension Edit

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

Middle French Edit

Alternative forms Edit

Pronoun Edit

toy

  1. (in the singular, less formal) you

Synonyms Edit

  • (plural or polite singular): vous

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Turkish Edit

Pronunciation Edit

Etymology 1 Edit

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

Adjective Edit

toy

  1. immature, naive
  2. amateur, unexperienced

Etymology 2 Edit

Noun Edit

toy (definite accusative toyu, plural toylar)

  1. great bustard; Otis tarda

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Etymology 3 Edit

From Common Turkic *toy (feast).

Pronunciation Edit

Noun Edit

toy (definite accusative toyu, plural toylar)

  1. (dated) feast, wedding
Declension Edit
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 reading Edit

  • toy in Turkish dictionaries at Türk Dil Kurumu

References Edit

Uzbek Edit

Other scripts
Cyrillic той (toy)
Latin toy
Perso-Arabic

Noun Edit

toy (plural toylar)

  1. foal