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plaything

[pley-thing] /ˈpleɪˌθɪŋ/
noun
1.
a thing to play with; toy.
2.
a person who is used capriciously and selfishly by another.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; play + thing1
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plaything

/ˈpleɪˌθɪŋ/
noun
1.
a toy
2.
a person regarded or treated as a toy he thinks she is just his plaything
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