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toy boy

  

      n   the much younger male lover of an older woman  
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toy  
      n  
1    an object designed to be played with  
2   
a    something that is a nonfunctioning replica of something else, esp. a miniature one  
b    (as modifier)  
a toy guitar     
3    any small thing of little value; trifle  
4   
a    something small or miniature, esp. a miniature variety of a breed of dog  
b    (as modifier)  
a toy poodle     
      vb  
5    intr; usually foll by: with   to play, fiddle, or flirt  
     (C16 (in the sense: amorous dalliance): of uncertain origin)  
  toyer      n  
  toyless      adj  
  toylike      adj  


toy boy  
      n   the much younger male lover of an older woman  
toy-toy   , toyi-toyi     (S. African)  
      n  
1    a dance expressing defiance and protest  
      vb  
2    intr   to dance in this way  
     (of uncertain origin)  

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toy

  

      n  
1    doll, game, plaything  
2    bauble, gewgaw, knick-knack, trifle, trinket  
      vb  
3    amuse oneself, dally, fiddle     (informal)   flirt, fool (about or around), play, play fast and loose     (informal)   sport, trifle, wanton  

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See also:

toby, tody, toey, Tony

toy boy n.
handsome young man kept by a much older woman for the purpose of sexual favors and/or as a companion.
British slang

Additional comments:

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
nm.
the office junior, also known as "gopher" in US-EN
[Hum.];[UK] A self-employed male will often say "I'm everything from the Chairman to the tea boy"
n.
The Boys
From the Nguni tribal language

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