toy etymology

English word toy comes from Proto-Germanic *teuhōną

Detailed word origin of toy

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*teuhōną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*teugą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (collectively) tools; rigging; equipment; stuff. A device used for pulling; handle; lever; gear.
*tiug Old Dutch (odt)
tuych Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350) (dum)
toye Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
toy English (eng) (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.. (obsolete) A vague fancy, a ridiculous idea or notion; a whim. [16th-17th c.]. (obsolete) An old story; a silly tale.. (obsolete) Love play, amorous dalliance; fondling. [16th-18th c.]. (slang, derogatory) An inferior graffiti artist.. A simple, [...]

Words with the same origin as toy

Descendants of *teuhōną
team teammate teamwork tow tower tug