Simple Definition of plaything
: a toy
: a person or thing that you treat in a careless way and use for your own amusement or advantage
Examples of plaything in a sentence
VCRs were once the expensive, high-tech playthings of the rich.
We mustn't let the environment become the plaything of oil companies.
The emperor used people as his playthings.
First Known Use of plaything
Rhymes with plaything
Anqing, backswing, Baoding, bedspring, Beijing, bi-swing, bitewing, bowstring, bullring, Chongqing, clearwing, downswing, drawstring, D ring, earring, first-string, forewing, G-string, greenwing, growth ring, hairspring, hamstring, handspring, headspring, heartstring, hind wing, hot spring, Kunming, lacewing, lapwing, latchstring, left-wing, mainspring, Nanjing, Nan Ling, Nanning, O-ring, offspring, redwing, right-wing, seal ring, shoestring, slip ring, sure thing, unsling, unstring, upspring, upswing, waxwing, wellspring, whitewing, wingding, Xining
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