Definitions

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  • n. A plaything; a toy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A plaything; a toy.

Etymologies

From play +‎ -ock. Cognate with Scots playok ("toy"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The butler did as he was tauld, an 'set doon the decanter, an' a glaiss aside it; but the prence bannt him jist fearfu ', an' ordert him to tak awa that playock, and fess a tum'ler.

    Malcolm

  • "I hae blaudit yer playock, my lord," said Malcolm ruefully, as he stepped from the cave and held out the fingers.

    Malcolm

  • But, ye see that micht be to make a playock o 'her hert.

    The Marquis of Lossie

  • But I hae here i 'my pooch a bit silly playock,' at's been i 'the hoose this mony a lang; an' jist this last nicht it was pitten intil my heid there micht be some guid intl the chattel, seein 'i' the tradition o 'the faimily it's aye been hauden for siller.

    Warlock o' Glenwarlock

  • "We'll, ye see, laird," Grizzie went on, "I'm no sic a born idiot as think ye wad set the possession o 'sic a playock again the yoong laird's edication; sae ye maun hae some rizzon for no meltin' 't doon -- seem 'siller maun aye be worth siller, -- an' gowd, gien there be eneuch o '' t.

    Warlock o' Glenwarlock

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