What does toy mean?

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  1. Something to play with, especially as intended for use by a child. [from 16th c.]
  2. A thing of little importance or value; a trifle. [from 16th c.]
  3. A simple, light piece of music, written especially for the virginal. [16th-17th c.]
  4. (obsolete) Love play, amorous dalliance; fondling. [16th-18th c.]
  5. (obsolete) A vague fancy, a ridiculous idea or notion; a whim. [16th-17th c.]
  6. (derogatory) An inferior graffiti artist.
  7. (obsolete) An old story; a silly tale.
  8. (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.
  1. (intransitive) To play (with).
  2. (intransitive) To ponder or consider.
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