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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Toys
playthingplay‧thing /ˈpleɪˌθɪŋ/ noun [countable]  1 formalDHT a toy2 USE A PERSONsomeone that you use for your own amusement or advantage, without caring about them men who treat women as playthings
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playthingThe trouble is, they treat their pets and playthings very badly.The best playthings teach kids that anything can become a source of adventure and inquiry.Giving the puppies a companion, or playthings, failed to have such a beneficial effect.She had left samples of toys and plastic playthings among his books and manuscripts.The ads portray women as stupid but sexy playthings.Stocks were the playthings of raiders and speculators.It is a kindness to them to say that they misled you, Holly, you were their plaything.Then Hay wrestled a nylon bag crammed with playthings from the cargo space behind the third passenger seat.
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