plaything

play
noun play·thing \ˈplā-ˌthiŋ\

Examples of plaything in a sentence

  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.

Circa 1674

First Known Use of plaything

circa 1674


PLAYTHING Defined for English Language Learners

plaything

play
noun play·thing \ˈplā-ˌthiŋ\

Definition of plaything for English Language Learners

  • : a toy

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


PLAYTHING Defined for Kids

plaything

play
noun play·thing \ˈplā-ˌthiŋ\

Definition of plaything for Students

  1. :  1toy 1



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