- 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
- a beer mug or jug typically in the form of a stout seated man wearing a three-cornered hat and smoking a pipeAlso called: toby
- a water stopcock at the boundary of a street and house section
Word Origin and History for toby jug
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."