a to with; toy.
a person who is used capriciously and selfishly by another.
a person regarded or treated as a toy: he thinks she is just his plaything
1670s, from play (v.) + thing.
[pley-tahym] /ˈpleɪˌtaɪm/ noun 1. for or recreation. /ˈpleɪˌtaɪm/ noun 1. a time for play or recreation, esp the school break
[pley] /pleɪ/ noun 1. a dramatic composition or piece; drama. 2. a dramatic performance, as on the stage. 3. exercise or activity for amusement or recreation. 4. fun or jest, as opposed to seriousness: I said it merely in play. 5. a pun. 6. the playing, action, or conduct of a game: The pitcher was […]
- Play to the grandstand
verb phrase To try ostentatiously to please the audience; hot dog (1888+ Baseball)
- Play up to someone
verb phrase To flatter; be compliant: If you play up to him he’ll think you’re brilliant [1826+; fr the behavior of an actor who gives featuring support to another]