Plaything - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈpleɪθɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word plaything
Brit.  |ˈpleɪθɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word plaything

noun

- an artifact designed to be played with (syn: toy)

Examples

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.

men who treat women as playthings

Word forms

noun
singular: plaything
plural: playthings
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