Definition of toy adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//tɔɪ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//tɔɪ//
    [only before noun]
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  1. 1  made as a copy of a particular thing and used for playing with a toy car toy soldiers
  2. 2(of a dog) of a very small breed a toy poodle
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: of unknown origin. The word originally denoted a funny story or remark, later an antic or trick, or a frivolous entertainment. The verb dates from the early 16th cent.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: toy