Need another word that means the same as “toy”? Find 51 synonyms and 30 related words for “toy” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Toy” are: toy dog, miniature, plaything, game, model, imitation, make-believe, fake, simulation, trinket, bauble, ornament, gewgaw, trifle, gimcrack, bagatelle, triviality, small, tiny, diminutive, dwarf, midget, pygmy, diddle, fiddle, play, dally, flirt, fidget with, play with, play about with, play around with, fiddle with, fiddle about with, fiddle around with, fool about with, fool around with, tinker with, finger, twiddle, think idly about, flirt with, trifle with, entertain the possibility of, consider, have thoughts about, argue the pros and cons of, dally with, sport with, amuse oneself with, fool with
Toy as a Noun
Definitions of "Toy" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “toy” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- A copy that reproduces a person or thing in greatly reduced size.
- Denoting a diminutive breed or variety of dog.
- An object for a child to play with, typically a model or miniature replica of something.
- Any of several breeds of very small dogs kept purely as pets.
- A nonfunctional replica of something else (frequently used as a modifier.
- A device regarded as providing amusement.
- An object, especially a gadget or machine, regarded as providing amusement for an adult.
- A person treated by another as a source of pleasure or amusement rather than with due seriousness.
- An artifact designed to be played with.
Synonyms of "Toy" as a noun (23 Words)
|bagatelle||A short, light piece of music, especially one for the piano.|
Dealing with these boats was a mere bagatelle for the world s oldest yacht club.
|bauble||A mock scepter carried by a court jester.|
Clutch bags embellished with glittering baubles.
|diminutive||A diminutive word or suffix.|
Nick is a diminutive of Nicholas.
|dwarf||A person who is of unusually or abnormally small stature because of a congenital condition a person affected by dwarfism.|
A dwarf conifer.
|fake||A person who falsely claims to be something.|
I felt sure that some of the nuns were fakes.
|game||A score of 100 points for tricks bid and made the best of three games constituting a rubber.|
He is serving for the game.
|gewgaw||A showy thing, especially one that is useless or worthless.|
A house full of Victorian gewgaws.
|gimcrack||A cheap and showy ornament; a knick-knack.|
|imitation||The doctrine that representations of nature or human behavior should be accurate imitations.|
He attempted an atrocious imitation of my English accent.
|make-believe||Imaginative intellectual play.|
|miniature||A very small bottle of spirits.|
He drank miniatures of brandy on the flight.
|model||A person who poses for a photographer or painter or sculptor.|
Preston was the model for Coketown in Hard Times.
|ornament||Embellishments made to a melody.|
Sense of humour is an ornament to character.
The rocking horse has been a favourite child s plaything for generations.
|pygmy||A member of certain peoples of very short stature in equatorial Africa and parts of SE Asia. Pygmies (e.g. the Mbuti and Twa peoples) are typically nomadic hunter-gatherers with an average male height not above 150 cm (4 ft 11 in.).|
Charles VIII of France was a pygmy.
|simulation||The action of pretending; deception.|
A visual simulation of a collision.
|small||Small items of clothing especially underwear.|
|tiny||A very young child.|
Books that will make tinies and parents laugh out loud.
|toy dog||A copy that reproduces a person or thing in greatly reduced size.|
|trifle||A thing of little value or importance.|
We needn t trouble the headmaster over such trifles.
|trinket||A small ornament or item of jewellery that is of little value.|
|triviality||The quality of being unimportant and petty or frivolous.|
The mediocrity and triviality of current popular culture.
Usage Examples of "Toy" as a noun
- In 1914 the car was still a rich man's toy.
- Private airplanes are a rich man's toy.
- A toy car.
- A toy poodle.
- A toy stove.
- A man needed a friend, an ally, not an idol or a toy.
Toy as a Verb
Definitions of "Toy" as a verb
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “toy” as a verb can have the following definitions:
- Manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination.
- Consider (an idea or proposal) casually or indecisively.
- Treat (someone or their feelings) in a superficially amorous way.
- Engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously.
- Behave carelessly or indifferently.
- Move or handle (an object) absent-mindedly or nervously.
- Eat or drink (something) in an unenthusiastic way.
Synonyms of "Toy" as a verb (28 Words)
|amuse oneself with||Occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion.|
|argue the pros and cons of||Present reasons and arguments.|
|consider||Regard or treat with consideration respect and esteem.|
I don t consider that I m to blame.
|dally||Act or move slowly.|
He should stop dallying with film stars.
|dally with||Talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions.|
|entertain the possibility of||Maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings.|
|fiddle||Play the violin or fiddle.|
Lena fiddled with her cup.
|fiddle about with||Manipulate manually or in one’s mind or imagination.|
|fiddle around with||Avoid (one’s assigned duties.|
|fiddle with||Play around with or alter or falsify, usually secretively or dishonestly.|
|fidget with||Move restlessly.|
|finger||Feel or handle with the fingers.|
The additive had been fingered as a possible human health risk.
|flirt||Behave carelessly or indifferently.|
A moorhen stepped out of the reeds flirting its white tail.
|flirt with||Behave carelessly or indifferently.|
|fool about with||Spend frivolously and unwisely.|
|fool around with||Indulge in horseplay.|
|fool with||Make a fool or dupe of.|
|have thoughts about||Have a personal or business relationship with someone.|
|play||Play on an instrument.|
She played the servant to her husband s master.
|play about with||Play on an instrument.|
|play around with||Perform on a stage or theater.|
|play with||Make bets.|
|sport with||Wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner.|
|think idly about||Dispose the mind in a certain way.|
|tinker with||Work as a tinker or tinkerer.|
|trifle with||Consider not very seriously.|
|twiddle||Turn in a twisting or spinning motion.|
He twiddled his thumbs while waiting for the interview.
Usage Examples of "Toy" as a verb
- Toy with an idea.
- Alan toyed with his glasses.
- He had been toying with her that day on the river.
- I was toying with the idea of writing a book.
- As the courses came and went, she could only toy with her food.
Associations of "Toy" (30 Words)
|abstruse||Difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge.|
The professor s lectures were so abstruse that students tended to avoid them.
|adolescence||The period following the onset of puberty during which a young person develops from a child into an adult.|
During adolescence teenagers often experience violent mood swings.
|child||An immature childish person.|
She s such a child.
|childhood||The state or period of being a child.|
The idealized world of childhood.
|conundrum||A question asked for amusement, typically one with a pun in its answer; a riddle.|
One of the most difficult conundrums for the experts.
|crossword||A puzzle consisting of a grid of squares and blanks into which words crossing vertically and horizontally are written according to clues.|
She settled down to do the crossword.
|cryptic||Having a meaning that is mysterious or obscure.|
Cryptic plumage is thought to minimize predation.
|cryptogram||A piece of writing in code or cipher.|
|cute||Obviously contrived to charm.|
She had a cute little nose.
|dame||A comic middle-aged female character in modern pantomime, usually played by a man.|
A matronly dame presided at the table.
|doll||Informal terms for a (young) woman.|
I got all dolled up for a party.
|dolly||(of a film or television camera) be moved on a mobile platform in a specified direction.|
He fumbled a dolly at slip.
|enigma||Something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained.|
Madeleine was still an enigma to him.
|fiddle||Play the violin or fiddle.|
The reporter fiddle with the facts.
|kachina||A person who represents a kachina in ceremonial dances.|
|kite||Soar or fly like a kite.|
While I kited she would always watch out for me.
|labyrinthine||(of a system) intricate and confusing.|
Labyrinthine streets and alleys.
|playmate||A friend with whom a child plays.|
Her clients use this album of photos to pick their ideal playmate.
|playpen||A small portable enclosure in which a baby or small child can play safely.|
|playroom||A recreation room for noisy activities (parties or children’s play etc.|
She was the mistress and plaything of a wealthy businessman.
|puppet||A small figure of a person operated from above with strings by a puppeteer.|
A former revolutionary hero who is now a puppet of the state.
|puzzle||A jigsaw puzzle.|
We puzzled over her sudden departure.
|rebus||An ornamental device associated with a person to whose name it punningly alludes.|
|riddle||Separate with a riddle as grain from chaff.|
He who knows not how to riddle.
|tinker||Work as a tinker or tinkerer.|
Can you tinker with the T V set it s not working right.
|trivia||Something of small importance.|
We fill our days with meaningless trivia.
Many crimes remain unsolved.
|ventriloquist||A person, especially an entertainer, who can make their voice appear to come from somewhere else, typically a dummy of a person or animal.|