Toy Toy, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {toyed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {toying}.] To dally amorously; to trifle; to play. [1913 Webster]

To toy, to wanton, dally, smile and jest. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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