toey

[ toh-ee ]

adjectiveAustralian Informal.
  1. touchy or restive; apprehensive; fractious.

Origin of toey

1
1920–25; originally in reference to a racehorse; perhaps toe + -y1

Words Nearby toey

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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?

    Topsy-Turvy Land | Samuel M. Zwemer

British Dictionary definitions for toey

toey

/ (ˈtəʊɪ) /


adjectiveAustralian slang
  1. (of a person) nervous or anxious

  2. (of a person) eager for sexual activity; aroused

  1. rare (of a horse) eager to race

  2. toey as a Roman sandal very anxious

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