- Also Toby, Toby jug. a mug in the form of a stout old man wearing a three-cornered hat.
- Older Slang. a long, slender, cheap cigar.
Origin of toby
Examples from the Web for toby
Unfortunately for Lohan, the next line delivered by Richard Schiff (Toby from The West Wing) was: “You have done a fantastic job!”London Laughs at Lindsay Lohan’s West End Debut
September 24, 2014
Toby Lanzer, who heads UN humanitarian operations in South Sudan, has referred to the slaughter in Bentiu as a "game changer."Preventing Genocide In South Sudan
Eric Reeves, John Prendergast
April 29, 2014
The fashion photography duo talks to Toby Milstein about their latest projects and who they never want to photograph.7 Questions for Inez and Vinoodh
September 8, 2013
(The choppy, inert 2000 TV movie with Toby Stephens, Mira Sorvino and Paul Rudd barely registered a blip).The Great Gatsby: Book Versus Movie
May 10, 2013
“This law is so absurd,” said Toby Hoover, director of the Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence.American Gun Law 5
December 18, 2012
Toby and myself will look out for all we want to take with us.
"Oh, you d-d-don't need to w-w-worry about me," Toby hastened to say.
That leaves it a toss-up between Toby Jucklin and Bandy-legs!
Even Toby put in his claim to a partnership in bringing about its demise.
At first Toby had been too alarmed to even think of calling for help.
- a water stopcock at the boundary of a street and house section
Word Origin and History for toby
familiar form of masc. proper name Tobias, in various colloquial usages, e.g. "jug" (1840), "drinking mug in the form of a stout old man;" as a type of collar (1882) it refers to that worn by the dog Toby in the 19c. Punch and Judy shows. Also in Toby show (by 1942, American English) "comedy act based on the stock character of a boisterous, blundering yokel."