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toey

[ toh-ee ]
/ ˈtoʊ i /
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adjective Australian Informal.
touchy or restive; apprehensive; fractious.
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Origin of toey

1920–25; originally in reference to a racehorse; perhaps toe + -y1
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How to use toey in a sentence

  • Captain Tatnall commanded the chartered steamer "Toey-Wan," which was in the harbor.

  • A carpenter's handsome handiwork in Arabia should be called his toesome toey-work; don't you think so?

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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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