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

 

toy

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//tɔɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tɔɪ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they toy
BrE BrE//tɔɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tɔɪ//
 
he / she / it toys
BrE BrE//tɔɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tɔɪz//
 
past simple toyed
BrE BrE//tɔɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tɔɪd//
 
past participle toyed
BrE BrE//tɔɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tɔɪd//
 
-ing form toying
BrE BrE//ˈtɔɪɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɔɪɪŋ//
 
 
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Word Origin late 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. Phrasal Verbstoy with something
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: toy