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boy toy

A younger man who has sexual or romantic interactions with an older woman, especially in a superficial or non-committal relationship. After her divorce, the actress was seen with several boy toys around town. Helen's boy toy always comes over to her apartment because she refuses to set foot in his frat house on campus.
See also: boy, toy

boy toy

An attractive younger man who is linked with an older woman, for social activities, sexual favors, or the like. In effect he is the counterpart of a sugar daddy. This slangy term dates from about 1980 and may be used disparagingly or admiringly, depending on the context. A headline in the magazine Maxim ran “Be Her Boy Toy: Younger Guys and Older Women” (June 2004). The term, which is on its way to becoming a cliché, may also be applied to a homosexual relationship, that is, a younger man kept by an older man. It is also put as toy boy.
See also: boy, toy
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"No one in the schools system needs to be teaching my daughter what a mistress is or a trophy wife or boy toy. It's inappropriate for a school.
Science toys, Legos[R], blocks, large vehicles (all previously rated as boy toys), and vacuum cleaners (previously rated as girl toys) were found to be more gender-neutral than in the past.
Age category: F (2, 50) = 40.46, p <.001, [eta][p.sup.2] = .618; [M.sub.infant] = 13.49, [M.sub.4-6] = 12.78, [M.sub.10-12] = 11.51.) "Girl toys" were rated as significantly most feminine, "boy toys" as significantly most masculine, and "both" toy ratings were intermediate, although on the masculine side of the midpoint; overall, mean ratings for toys went from feminine to slightly masculine as child age increased.
"Boy toys" were rated significantly most active, "girl toys" as most passive, and "both" toy ratings were at about the midpoint; mean ratings for toys went from slightly passive to slightly active as age increased.
Age category: F (2, 50) = 16.33, p <.001, [eta][p.sup.2] = .395; [M.sub.infant] = 12.33, [M.sub.4-6] = 12.04, [M.sub.10-12] = 10.71.) "Girl toys" were rated as uninteresting, while "both" and "boy toys" were rated as interesting ("girl toys" were rated significantly lower than "both" and "boy toys"); toys for 10-12-year-olds were rated significantly more interesting than toys for infants or 4-6-year-olds.
Age category: F (2, 42) = 13.17, p <.001, [eta][p.sup.2] = .385; [M.sub.infant] = 13.02, [M.sub.4-6] = 12.21, [M.sub.10-12] = 11.41.) Pixilated "girl toys" were rated as significantly most feminine, "boy toys" as significantly most masculine, and "both" toy ratings were intermediate, although on the masculine side of the midpoint; mean ratings for all toy types went from feminine to slightly masculine as child age increased.
Age category: F (2, 42) = 3.53, p = .038, [eta][p.sup.2] = .144; [M.sub.infant] = 12.85, [M.sub.4-6] = 12.35, [M.sub.10-12] = 11.77.) Pixilated "boy toys" were rated significantly more active than "girl toys" or "both" toys, again generally replicating Experiment I results.
A significant toy gender x age category interaction, F (4,84) = 2.93, p = .025, summarized in Figure 6, showed that "both" toys and "boy toys" were seen as less interesting in older age categories, whereas there was no significant change in how interesting "girl toys" were rated.
Results from Experiments I and II show that the pattern of masculinity and femininity ratings was the same whether participants were looking at normal pictures or at pixilated pictures, with boy toys seen as most masculine, girl toys as most feminine, and "both" toys as tending toward masculine.
I really like the Hexbug Nano ads that show both girls and boys having fun with what normally would be called a "boy toy." This is how we should advertise, because it allows all children to be themselves.
Big Boy Toys Storage offers many amenities for its customers, including an on-site dump site for RVs, electricity in all units, fresh water for filling RV water tanks, completely enclosed units, remote-operated doors, 24-hour access, well-lit grounds and security surveillance.
Tip-offs like "dried flowers," strawberry margaritas," and "wants to know you as a person" will help these gals separate the gay men from the boy toys.