, amuse oneself
Etymologie [ toi ] (noun.) 15th century. From Middle English toye (“amorous play, piece of fun or entertainment”), probably from Middle Dutch toy, tuyg (“tools, apparatus, utensil, ornament”) as in Dutch speel-tuig (“play-thing, toy”), from Old Dutch *tiug, from Proto-Germanic *tiugiá-n (“stuff, matter, device", literally "that which is drawn”) from Proto-Germanic base *teuhanan (“to lead, bring, pull”) from Proto-Indo-European *deuk- (“to pull, lead”). Cognate with German Spielzeug (“toy”), Danish legetøj (“play-thing, toy”). Related to tug, tow.