toey

[ toh-ee ]
/ ˈtoʊ i /

adjective Australian Informal.

touchy or restive; apprehensive; fractious.

Origin of toey

1920–25; orig. in reference to a racehorse; perhaps toe + -y1
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British Dictionary definitions for toey

toey

/ (ˈtəʊɪ) /

adjective Australian slang

(of a person) nervous or anxious
(of a person) eager for sexual activity; aroused
rare (of a horse) eager to race
toey as a Roman sandal very anxious
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