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"toy" in British English

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toynoun [C]

uk   us   /tɔɪ/
A2 an ​object for ​children to ​play with: a ​clockwork/​wind-up toyUK a ​cuddly/​soft/​stuffed toy a toy ​train/​farm/​soldier Put ​your toys away now - it's ​time for ​bed. Leave daddy's ​cameraalone - it isn't a toy! an ​object that is used by an ​adult for ​pleasurerather than for ​serious use: His ​latest toy is an ​underwatercamera. She has several executive toys on her ​desk.

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toyadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /tɔɪ/
(Definition of toy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"toy" in American English

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toynoun [C]

 us   /tɔɪ/
  • toy noun [C] (PLAY OBJECT)

an ​object that ​childrenplay with: a ​stuffed toy a toy ​train/​soldier

toyadjective [not gradable]

 us   /tɔɪ/
(of a ​breed of ​dog) very ​small and ​kept as a ​pet: a toy ​poodle
(Definition of toy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “toy”
in Korean 장난감…
in Arabic لُعْبة…
in Malaysian mainan…
in French jouet…
in Russian игрушка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 玩具, (供成年人玩賞的)玩意…
in Italian giocattolo…
in Turkish oyuncak…
in Polish zabawka…
in Spanish juguete, (adjetivo) de juguete…
in Vietnamese đồ chơi…
in Portuguese brinquedo…
in Thai ของเล่น…
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…
in Indonesian mainan…
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