[ toh-bee ]
/ ˈtoʊ bi /
noun, plural to·bies.
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.
Words nearby toby
Origin of toby
First recorded in 1830–40; generic use of proper name, short for Tobias
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British Dictionary definitions for toby jug (1 of 2)
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
Word Origin for toby jug
C19: from the familiar form of the Christian name Tobias
British Dictionary definitions for toby jug (2 of 2)
/ (ˈtəʊbɪ) /
noun plural -bies
a water stopcock at the boundary of a street and house section
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