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Tony

[toh-nee] /ˈtoʊ ni/
noun, plural Tonys.
1.
one of a group of awards made annually by the American Theatre Wing, a professional school for the performing arts, for achievements in theatrical production and performance.
Origin of Tony
after the nickname of Antoinette Perry

Tony

[toh-nee] /ˈtoʊ ni/
noun
1.
a male given name, form of Anthony.
2.
a female given name, form of Antoinette or Antonia.
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  • Heaven grant (but I have my misgivings) that some such fatality may not be over these 'tonys.'

  • They did not come from Miss Latimers toe-joints; nor from his or tonys.

    The Third Window Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • At length, just as Carroll handed up to Chapin a nicely done sausage, tonys principal tormentor turned to him.

    Deering of Deal Latta Griswold
  • They would go to tonys house, and there he would talk to her.

    The Third Window Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • He had already left the ranks, and grinned at Maccario suggestively as he laid a bottle of red wine in tonys hands.

    The Dust of Conflict David Goodger (goodger@python.org)
British Dictionary definitions for tonys

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 tonys

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 tonys

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'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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