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plaything

plaything

noun play·thing \ˈplā-ˌthiŋ\

: a toy

: a person or thing that you treat in a careless way and use for your own amusement or advantage

Full Definition of PLAYTHING

1
:  toy 3
2
:  toy 5

Examples of PLAYTHING

  1. VCRs were once the expensive, high-tech playthings of the rich.
  2. We mustn't let the environment become the plaything of oil companies.
  3. The emperor used people as his playthings.

First Known Use of PLAYTHING

1675

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