- 1to consider an idea or a plan, but not very seriously and not for a long time synonym flirt with I did briefly toy with the idea of living in France.
- 2to play with something and move it around carelessly or without thinking He kept toying nervously with his pen. She hardly ate a thing, just toyed with a piece of cheese on her plate. He was toying nervously with his food. (figurative) He accused the young man of toying with his daughter’s affections.