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The word plaything is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun plaything

What does plaything mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: playthings

  1. an artifact designed to be played with
    • examples: The mind is nothing but a plaything of the body. | I'm not your plaything.
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of plaything: toy
    • more generic words: artefact / artifact = a man-made object taken as a whole
    • more specific terms:
      • ball = a spherical object used as a plaything
      • balloon = small thin inflatable rubber bag with narrow neck
      • cockhorse = anything used as a toy horse
      • dolly / doll = a small replica of a person
      • doll's house / dollhouse = a small model of a house used as a toy by children
      • rocking horse / hobbyhorse / hobby = a child's plaything consisting of an imitation horse mounted on rockers
      • hula-hoop = plaything consisting of a tubular plastic hoop for swinging around the hips
      • jack-in-the-box = plaything consisting of a toy clown that jumps out of a box when the lid is opened
      • jungle gym = a structure of vertical and horizontal rods where children can climb and play
      • jumping jack = plaything consisting of a toy figure with movable joints that can be made to dance by pulling strings
      • kaleidoscope = an optical toy in a tube
      • kite = plaything consisting of a light frame covered with tissue paper
      • pea shooter = a straight narrow tube through which pellets (as dried peas) can be blown at a target
      • pinata = plaything consisting of a container filled with toys and candy
      • pinwheel wind collector / pinwheel = a toy consisting of vanes of colored paper or plastic that is pinned to a stick and spins when it is pointed into the wind
      • wendy house / playhouse = plaything consisting of a small model of a house that children can play inside of
      • pogo stick = plaything consisting of a pole with foot rests and a strong spring
      • popgun = plaything consisting of a toy gun that makes a popping sound
      • rattle = a baby's toy that makes percussive noises when shaken
      • sandpile / sandbox / sandpit = a plaything consisting of a pile of sand or a box filled with sand for children to play in
      • teeter-totter / tilting board / dandle board / teetertotter / teeterboard / seesaw / teeter = a plaything consisting of a board balanced on a fulcrum
      • playground slide / sliding board / slide = plaything consisting of a sloping chute down which children can slide
      • slingshot / catapult / sling = a plaything consisting of a Y-shaped stick with elastic between the arms
      • stick horse = a child's plaything consisting on an imitation horse's head on one end of a stick
      • swing = mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth
      • teddy bear / teddy = plaything consisting of a child's toy bear
      • spinning top / whirligig / teetotum / top = a conical child's plaything tapering to a steel point on which it can be made to spin
      • train set = a toy consisting of small models of railroad trains and the track for them to run on
      • water pistol / squirt gun / water gun / squirter = plaything consisting of a toy pistol that squirts water
      • yo-yo = a toy consisting of a spool that is reeled up and down on a string by motions of the hand

Alternative definition of the noun plaything


  1. A thing or person intended for playing with.


Who is Plaything?

Plaything is a musical group.


"Plaything" is a book by Penny Birch.


  1. "Plaything" is a song by American singer Rebbie Jackson, the first single from her third album R U Tuff Enuff. It reached #8 on the US R&B chart, making it her second biggest hit on that chart after 1984's Centipede.
  2. "Plaything" is a musical single of Linx.
    • released in (33 years ago)
  3. "Plaything" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  4. "Plaything" is a musical single of Raffish.
    • released on (10 years ago)
  5. "Plaything" is a musical album of Bill Nelson.
    • released in (12 years ago)
  6. "Plaything" is a composition.
  7. "Plaything" is a musical album of Ashes to Ashes.
  8. "Plaything" is the 1988 single album by Rebbie Jackson.
    • released on (26 years ago)

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Plaything

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Google previewThe Other Dictionary (2009)

by Marc Loewenthal

subjective assertion of one's existence as girl's plaything; 2. girl's plaything in the form of optical organ subjective assertion of one's existence as large woody plant bearing American currency subjective assertion ...

Google previewDictionary of Witchcraft (2014)

by David Pickering

Variously known as soldiers' woundwort, nose bleed, milfoil, devil's plaything, thousand weed and bad man's plaything, yarrow was widely believed to be a protective against evil, probably because in Christian legend it was the first herb held ...

Google previewNew Dictionary Armenian-English (2009)

by Matthias Bedrossian

player; dancer; game, play, toy, plaything; trifle, trifling amusement, foolery ; gewgaw, bawble; fig. laughing-stock, butt; - alik, , to become the laughing-stock of; – unoh, to make game of; ...

Google previewA Primary Dictionary of the English Language (1871)

by Joseph Emerson Worcester

PLAYTHING. PLURAL. PLXY1 THING, n. A thing to play with. PLEA (pie), n. That which is alleged in support of a cause ; defence. PLEAD, v. To make pleas ; to argue. PLEAD'ER,n.One who pleads or argues. PLEAD'ING, n. Act or form of ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology (1891)

by Richard Soule

Toy, plaything, knick-knack, gim- crack, gewgaw, bawble, trifle, iiggumbob (comic), 2. Dexterity, adroitness, dextrousness, skill ...

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Of all the toys available, none is better designed than the owner himself. A large multipurpose plaything, its parts can be made to move in almost any direction. It comes completely assembled, and it makes a sound when you jump on it. (Stephen Baker)
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Scrabble value of P3L1A1Y4T1H4I1N1G2

The value of this 9-letter word is 18 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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