Ploy - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |plɔɪ|  American pronunciation of the word ploy
Brit.  |plɔɪ|  British pronunciation of the word ploy


- an opening remark intended to secure an advantage for the speaker (syn: gambit)
- a maneuver in a game or conversation (syn: gambit, stratagem)


Her story about being sick is only a ploy to get you to give her money.

...asking me to take her shopping turned out to be a ploy to get me to the surprise party...

The ploy is to get her out.

His usual ploy is to pretend he's ill.

a smart ploy to win votes

Word forms

singular: ploy
plural: ploys
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