Toyed vs Toked - What's the difference?

toyed | toked |

As verbs the difference between toyed and toked

is that toyed is (toy) while toked is (toke).




  • (toy)

  • toy



    (en noun)
  • Something to play with, especially as intended for use by a child.
  • A thing of little importance or value; a trifle.
  • * Abr. Abbot
  • They exchange for knives, glasses, and such toys , great abundance of gold and pearl.
  • A simple, light piece of music, written especially for the virginal.
  • (obsolete) Love play, amorous dalliance; fondling.
  • * 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , I.i:
  • Then seemed him his Lady by him lay, / And to him playnd, how that false winged boy, / Her chast hart had subdewd, to learne Dame pleasures toy .
  • (obsolete) A vague fancy, a ridiculous idea or notion; a whim.
  • *, vol.1, III.i.2:
  • Though they do talk with you, and seem to be otherwise employed, and to your thinking very intent and busy, still that toy runs in their mind, that fear, that suspicion, that abuse, that jealousy […].
  • * Spenser
  • To fly about playing their wanton toys .
  • * Beaumont and Fletcher
  • What if a toy take 'em in the heels now, and they all run away.
  • * Drayton
  • Nor light and idle toys my lines may vainly swell.
  • (slang, derogatory) An inferior graffiti artist.
  • * 2009 , Gregory J. Snyder, Graffiti Lives: Beyond the Tag in New York's Urban Underground (page 40)
  • It is incorrect to say that toys tag and masters piece; toys just do bad tags, bad throw-ups, and bad pieces.
  • * 2011 , Adam Melnyk, Visual Orgasm: The Early Years of Canadian Graffiti (page 45)
  • I was a toy until I met Sear, who moved here from Toronto and showed me the book Subway Art.
  • (obsolete) An old story; a silly tale.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • (Scotland, archaic) A headdress of linen or wool that hangs down over the shoulders, worn by old women of the lower classes; called also toy mutch.
  • * Sir Walter Scott
  • Having, moreover, put on her clean toy , rokelay, and scarlet plaid.


    * See also

    Derived terms

    * boy toy * chew toy * cuddly toy * sex toy * toylike * toyshop


    (en verb)
  • To play (with).
  • to toy with a piece of food on one's plate
    Figo is toying with the English defence.
  • To ponder or consider.
  • I have been toying with the idea of starting my own business.
  • (slang) To stimulate with a sex toy.
  • * 2013 , Jonathan Everest, Lady Loverly's Chattel
  • He could see her hand go to her slit, and soon she was toying herself along, breathing heavily.

    See also

    * game ----




  • (toke)

  • toke


    Etymology 1

    Clipping of (token).


    (en noun)
  • (US, slang, casinos) A gratuity.
  • I gave the maitre d’ a $10 toke and he just laughed.


  • To give a gratuity to.
  • You have to toke the maitre d’ at least $50 if you want a really good table.

    Etymology 2

    Presumably from (etyl)


    (en noun)
  • (slang) A puff of marijuana.
  • The artist took a thoughtful toke off the joint, then passed it along.


  • (slang) To smoke marijuana.
  • Let's roll up a doobie and toke.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2009, date=August 23, author=Walter Kirn, title=Drugs to Do, Cases to Solve, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=This keeps Doc’s workload relatively light, freeing him to stay stoned around the clock and live in the now, which isn’t hard for him, because he’s toked away his short-term memory. }}
  • (slang) To inhale a puff of marijuana
  • References


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