Share this entry

Share this page


Pronunciation: /tɔɪ/

Translation of toy in Spanish:


  • juguete (masculine) people and cars looked like toys la gente y los coches parecían de juguete (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] to throw one's toys out of the pram explotar [colloquial/familiar], tener* un arrebato


  • 1.1 [car/gun] de juguete toy soldier soldadito (masculine) (de juguete) 1.2 (miniature) [dog/poodle] enano

Phrasal verbs

toy with

verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento
[pen/earring] juguetear con; [possibility] contemplar, darle* vueltas a; [person/affections] jugar* con I've been toying with the idea of … he estado pensando en …, le he estado dando vueltas a la idea de … she was toying with her food estaba jugueteando con la comida

Definition of toy in:

Share this entry

Share this page


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day arpa
harp …
Cultural fact of the day

Radio broadcasting in Spain began in the 1920s. The state-run Radio Nacional de España (RNE) was established during the Civil War. There are many private radio stations and they compete fiercely. Radio personalities are paid huge salaries, out of which they employ the staff for their programs.