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toynoun [C]

uk   /tɔɪ/ 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 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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toyadjective [before noun]

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

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toynoun [C]

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

an object that children play 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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