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tony

[toh-nee] /ˈtoʊ ni/
adjective, tonier, toniest. Informal.
1.
high-toned; stylish:
a tony nightclub.
Origin of tony
1875-1880
1875-80, Americanism; tone + -y1
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British Dictionary definitions for tonier

tony

/ˈtəʊnɪ/
adjective tonier, toniest
1.
(US & Canadian, informal) stylish or distinctive; classy
Word Origin
C20: from tone

Tony

/ˈtəʊnɪ/
noun (pl) Tonies, Tonys
1.
any of several medallions awarded annually in the United States by a professional school for the performing arts for outstanding achievement in the theatre
Word Origin
from Tony, the nickname of Antoinette Perry (died 1946), US actress and producer
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Word Origin and History for tonier

tony

adj.

1877, American English slang, from high-toned. It was the name of a reddish-brown fashion color in the 1920s.

Tony

1947, awards given by American Theatre Wing (New York), from nickname of U.S. actress, manager, and producer Antoinette Perry (1888-1946).

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Slang definitions & phrases for tonier

tony

adjective

Stylish; very elegant; ritzy, swank: the tony St Regis hotel (1877+)

noun

: St Michael's alley, still inhabited by the tony

Related Terms

high-toned

[probably fr French bon ton, ''high fashion, chic'']

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