Definition of plaything noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈpleɪθɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpleɪθɪŋ//
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  1. 1a person or thing that you treat like a toy, without really caring about them or it She was an intelligent woman who refused to be a rich man's plaything.
  2. 2(old-fashioned) a toy The teddy bear was his favourite plaything.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: plaything