(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. plaything, trinket, trifle; doll, puppet. —v. trifle or play (with); fiddle, dally. See amusement, unimportance, endearment.
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. childish, miniature, small, diminutive, model-sized, babylike, on a small scale, midgetlike, tiny, undersized, doll-like; see also little 1 .
Ant. large*, immense, oversized.
1. [Something designed for amusement]
Syn. game, plaything, pastime; see doll , game 1 .
Toys include: dolls, games, teddy bears, stuffed animals, rattles, puppets, kites, balls, toy weapons, blocks, puzzles, jacks, yo-yos, tops, skipping ropes, model cars, trains, planes, etc., bicycles, tricycles, roller skates, ice skates, rollerblades, marbles, skateboards, hobby horses, Legos (trademark), jack-in-the-box, hula hoop, Frisbee (trademark).
2. [Anything trivial]
Syn. foolishness, trifle, frippery, plaything, trinket, gadget, trumpery, stuff, triviality, bauble, knicknack, gimcrack*, whimwham*, gewgaw*; see also trinket .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
plaything, game, doll, ball, teddy bear, bauble, trinket.
play with, entertain oneself with, trifle, dally.
miniature, dwarf, pygmy, small-scale.
ANT.: huge, giant
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. An object for children to play with: plaything. See WORK. 2. A small showy article: bauble, bibelot, gewgaw, gimcrack, knick-knack, novelty, trifle, trinket, whatnot. See THING. II verb 1. To move one's fingers or hands in a nervous or aimless fashion: fiddle, fidget, fool, monkey, play, putter, tinker, trifle, twiddle. See TOUCH. 2. To treat lightly or flippantly: dally, flirt, play, trifle. See WORK. 3. To make amorous advances without serious intentions: coquet, dally, flirt, trifle. See SEX.

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