Definition of toy


  • an artifact designed to be played with. Synonyms: plaything.
  • a nonfunctional replica of something else (frequently used as a modifier); "a toy stove".
  • a device regarded as providing amusement; "private airplanes are a rich man's toy".
  • a copy that reproduces a person or thing in greatly reduced size. Synonyms: miniature.
  • any of several breeds of very small dogs kept purely as pets. Synonyms: toy dog.


  • behave carelessly or indifferently; "Play about with a young girl's affection". Synonyms: dally, flirt, play.
  • 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". Synonyms: diddle, fiddle, play.
  • engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously; "They played games on their opponents", "play the stock market", "play with her feelings", "toy with an idea". Synonyms: play.

Related words

ball, balloon, catapult, cockhorse, doll, dollhouse, dolly, hobby, hobbyhorse, kaleidoscope, kite, pinata, pinwheel, playhouse, popgun, rattle, retire, sandbox, sandpile, sandpit, seesaw, slide, sling, slingshot, squirter, swing, teddy, teeter, teeterboard, teetertotter, teetotum, top, whirligig.

Words nearby toy

boy, coy, goy, hoy, joy, soy, tay, toby, tod, tody, toe, tog, tom, ton, too, top, tor, tory, tot, tow, troy, try.

Rhymes with toy

annoy, boy, cloy, coy, decoy, deploy, destroy, doi, employ, employ, enjoy, enjoy, goy, hoy, illinois, joy, ploy, redeploy, roi, savoy.

Start with toy

toyos, toyish, toying, toyshop, toyless, toyons, toyed, toys, toyon, toyer, toyers, toyshops, toyo, toylike.

End with toy


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Scrabble and Words With Friends points

  • toy is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 6 points
  • toy is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 6 points
  • toy is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 5 points
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