Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “toy”

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/soldierUK 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!Toys and dolls 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.Miscellaneous pastimes and their participants

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/spanielCanines (dogs)
(Definition of toy from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of toy?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “toy” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

pint

a measure for liquid equal to about half a litre

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More