Meaning of “ploy” in the English Dictionary

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"ploy" in British English

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ploynoun [ C ]

uk /plɔɪ/ us /plɔɪ/

something that is done or said in order to get an advantage, often dishonestly:

There are various ploys we can use if necessary.
[ + to infinitive ] He only said he had a meeting as a ploy to get her to leave.

(Definition of “ploy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ploy" in American English

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ploynoun [ C ]

us /plɔɪ/

something that is done or said, often dishonestly, in order to get an advantage; a trick:

a marketing ploy

(Definition of “ploy” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)