Definition of "plaything" [play•thing]

  • (noun) Something to play with; a toy.
  • (noun) One treated as a toy: a plaything of fate.

Use "plaything" in a sentence

  • "I could call him a lackey, but the term plaything is even more impersonal."
  • "I should be Don John of Austria's wife to-day -- and then, then his 'toy,' his 'plaything' -- yes, and his slave and his servant -- what you will!"
  • "But the being cherished as a kind of plaything in my room, and the consciousness that this accomplishment of mine was bruited about among the boys, and attracted a good deal of notice to me though I was the youngest there, stimulated me to exertion."

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