tony

[ toh-nee ]
/ ˈtoʊ ni /
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adjective, ton·i·er, ton·i·est. Informal.

high-toned; stylish: a tony nightclub.

Nearby words

  1. tonsorial,
  2. tonsure,
  3. tontine,
  4. tonto,
  5. tonus,
  6. tony curtis,
  7. too,
  8. too bad,
  9. too big for one's britches,
  10. too close for comfort

Origin of tony

An Americanism dating back to 1875–80; tone + -y1

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British Dictionary definitions for toniest

tony

/ (ˈtəʊnɪ) /

adjective tonier or toniest

US and Canadian informal stylish or distinctive; classy

Word Origin for tony

C20: from tone

Tony

/ (ˈtəʊnɪ) /

noun plural Tonies or Tonys

any of several medallions awarded annually in the United States by a professional school for the performing arts for outstanding achievement in the theatre

Word Origin for Tony

from Tony, the nickname of Antoinette Perry (died 1946), US actress and producer

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