A toy (in graf lingo) is synonymous with "tool" and can be used to describe somebody who buys into the commercialized side of the scene. Think script kiddie.

Ex: "That kid doin' throw-ups is nothin' but a toy!"

touristic = T = toy language

toy n.

A computer system; always used with qualifiers. 1. `nice toy': One that supports the speaker's hacking style adequately. 2. `just a toy': A machine that yields insufficient computrons for the speaker's preferred uses. This is not condemnatory, as is bitty box; toys can at least be fun. It is also strongly conditioned by one's expectations; Cray XMP users sometimes consider the Cray-1 a `toy', and certainly all RISC boxes and mainframes are toys by their standards. See also Get a real computer!.

--Jargon File, autonoded by rescdsk.

A mid-nineties garage rock band from Kingsport, TN who during their existence were generally recognized as the most popular, consistent, and talented high school band in the Tri-Cities area. The lineup of Toy consisted of:

Will Ingram: vocals and bass
Christian Norman: lead guitar
Clay Piercy: rhythm guitar
Todd Weaver: drums, percussion

Toy released one self-titled album on CD in 1997. (I bought my copy from Will in our high school cafeteria.) The tracklisting for the album reads:

7. Superman
2. Queen
10. Wounded Sentry
5. Cloud Without Water
3. Still Alone
12. Just You
4. Trash Talk
13. Make Believe
8. Untitled
1. Real
11. Inside Out
13. Make Believe
6. Choices
Recorded and Mixed at Digisound Production Studio, Kingsport, TN. Produced by Toy.

Toy went on to win the Battle of the Bands in 1998 and opened for (wince) N'Sync at Funfest that year before breaking up when the guys in the band went off to different colleges.

Toy (?), n. [D. tuid tools, implements, stuff, trash, speeltuig playthings, toys; akin to G. zeug stuff, materials, MNG. zuic, Icel. tygi gear; all ultimately from the root of E. tug, v.t.; cf.G. zeugen to beget, MHG.ziugen to beget, make ready, procure. See Tug, v. t.]

1.

A plaything for children; a bawble.

Cowper.

2.

A thing for amusement, but of no real value; an article of trade of little value; a trifle.

They exchange for knives, glasses, and such toys, great abundance of gold and pearl. Abr. Abbot.

3.

A wild fancy; an odd conceit; idle sport; folly; trifling opinion.

To fly about playing their wanton toys. Spenser.

What if a toy take'em in the heels now, and they all run away. Beau. &Fl.

Nor light and idle toys my lines may vainly swell. Drayton.

4.

Amorous dalliance; play; sport; pastime.

Milton.

To dally thus with death is no fit toy. Spenser.

5.

An old story; a silly tale.

Shak.

6. [Probably the same word.]

A headdress of linen or woolen, that hangs down over the shoulders, worn by old women of the lower classes; -- called also toy mutch.

[Scot.] "Having, moreover, put on her clean toy, rokelay, and scarlet plaid."

Sir W. Scott.

 

© Webster 1913.


Toy, v. i. [imp. & p. p. toyed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. toying.]

To dally amorously; to trifle; to play.

To toy, to wanton, dally, smile and jest. Shak.

 

© Webster 1913.


Toy, v. t.

To treat foolishly.

[Obs.] E. Dering (1576).

 

© Webster 1913.

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