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toy

noun [C] uk   /tɔɪ/ us  
A2 an object for children to play with: a cuddly/soft/stuffed toy a clockwork/wind-up toy a toy train/farm/soldier UK toy bricks ( US toy blocks) Put your toys away now - it's time for bed. Leave daddy's camera alone - it isn't a toy! an object that is used by an adult for pleasure rather than for serious use: His latest toy is an underwater camera. She has several executive toys on her desk.
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toy

adjective [before noun] uk   /tɔɪ/ us  
belonging or relating to a very small breed of dog that is kept as a pet: a toy poodle/spaniel
Translations of “toy”
in Korean 장난감…
in Arabic لُعْبة…
in French jouet…
in Turkish oyuncak…
in Italian giocattolo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 玩具, (供成年人玩賞的)玩意…
in Russian игрушка…
in Polish zabawka…
in Spanish juguete, (adjetivo) de juguete…
in Portuguese brinquedo…
in German das Spielzeug…
in Catalan joguina…
in Japanese おもちゃ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 玩具, (供成年人玩赏的)玩意儿…
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