What does the word plaything mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A toy.

Usage examples for plaything

  1. The plaything of the whole house, she was greatly petted by the servants, who vied with each other in tracing points of resemblance between her and the Conways; while the grandmother prided herself particularly on the arched eyebrows and finely cut upper lip, which she said were sure marks of high blood, and never found in the lower ranks! – Maggie Miller by Mary J. Holmes
  2. Poetry, dearly as I have loved it, has always been to me but a divine plaything. – Selections from the Prose Works of Matthew Arnold by Matthew Arnold
  3. I should respect her as a child committed to my care; I should take her for what she is: a fantastic and charming plaything. – Madame Chrysantheme Complete by Pierre Loti Last Updated: March 4, 2009