cuddly (BrE), fluffy (esp. BrE), plush (AmE), soft (BrE), stuffed
clockwork (esp. BrE), electronic, mechanical, wind-up
plastic, wooden
construction, educational, learning

My son has lost his favourite/favorite toy.

expensive, new, shiny (all often humorous)

He loved buying cars and expensive toys.

My husband's abandoned me for his shiny new toy.

child's, children's
executive (esp. BrE)

Desktop publishing is probably the best executive toy ever invented.

boy (informal)

She introduced me to her handsome boy toy (= younger lover). (AmE)

Forty-two-year-old James showed us his favourite boy toy: a train set. (BrE)

play with
grab (esp. AmE), snatch (esp. BrE)

Stop grabbing Debbie's toys!

Freddie kept snatching toys from the other children.

pick up (esp. AmE), put away, tidy away (esp. BrE), tidy up (esp. BrE)
department, library (BrE), shop (esp. BrE), store (esp. AmE)

All kinds of games can be borrowed from the toy library.

company, industry, maker, manufacturer, retailer
box, chest, cupboard (BrE)
car, gun, piano, soldier, etc.
boy (BrE, informal)

She has a 17-year-old toy boy.

Toy is used with these nouns: ↑aeroplane, ↑boat, ↑dog, ↑gun, ↑piano, ↑soldier, ↑store, ↑train, ↑truck

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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  • toy — Toy, comm. gen. monosyll. Il semble qu il vienne du datif Grec dorique, {{t=g}}toi,{{/t}} pour {{t=g}}soi,{{/t}} et a les mesmes constructions que moy, voyez Moy. Toy estant mon compagnon, Te socio. Toy sans autre, Tu tu. Toy toy, vien ça, etc.… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • toy — [toi] n. [ME toye in TOY sense 1 (< ?); other senses < ? MDu toi, finery, ornament; akin to Ger zeug, ON tygi, stuff, gear, prob. akin to TUG] 1. Obs. a) amorous behavior; flirtation b) pastime; sport 2. a thing of little value or… …   English World dictionary

  • Toy — (toi), n. [D. tuid tools, implements, stuff, trash, speeltuig playthings, toys; akin to G. zeug stuff, materials, MNG. ziuc, Icel. tygi gear; all ultimately from the root of E. tug, v. t.; cf. G. zeugen to beget, MHG. ziugen to beget, make ready …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • Toy (EP) — Toy Album par Faye Wong Sortie février 1997 Enregistrement Hong Kong Genre C pop Albums de Faye Won …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Toy — 〈[tɔı] n. 15〉 1. Spielzeug 2. Gegenstand zur sexuellen Stimulierung [engl., „Spielzeug“] * * * Toy [tɛy], das; s, s [engl. toy = Spielzeug, urspr. = lustige Geschichte, dann: Streich; auch: Frivolität, H. u.]: zur sexuellen Stimulation… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Toy — Toy, v. t. To treat foolishly. [Obs.] E. Dering (1576). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Toy — [tɔy, engl. tɔi] das; s, s <aus engl. toy »Spielzeug«, urspr. »lustige Geschichte; Streich«, auch »Frivolität«, Herkunft ungeklärt> zur sexuellen Stimulation verwendeter Gegenstand …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • toy — [n] entertainment article bauble, curio, doll, game, knickknack, novelty, plaything, trifle, trinket; concept 446 toy [v] play with amuse oneself, coquet, cosset, dally, dandle, fiddle, flirt, fool, fool around*, jest, lead on, mess around*, pet …   New thesaurus

  • toy — ► NOUN 1) an object for a child to play with, typically a model or miniature replica of something. 2) a gadget or machine regarded as providing amusement for an adult. 3) (before another noun ) (of a breed or variety of dog) much smaller than is… …   English terms dictionary

  • Toy — (engl., spr. Teu), wollener Stoff, meist blau u. schwarz gewürfelt …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon