adjective, ton·i·er, ton·i·est. Informal.
- tony curtis,
- too bad,
- too big for one's britches,
- too close for comfort
Origin of tony
Examples from the Web for toniest
In 1995, Klyce's sister, Emily Klyce Fisher, was brutally slain in her home in one of Memphis' toniest neighborhoods.Mysterious Murder of Bush Official: John P. Wheeler III Found Dead in Delaware Landfill|Christine Pelisek, Pat Wingert|January 4, 2011|DAILY BEAST
But it was only the most toniest people who did that kind of a trick.Olof Krarer, The Esquimaux Lady|Olof Krarer
adjective tonier or toniest
Word Origin for tony
noun plural Tonies or Tonys
Word Origin for Tony
1877, American English slang, from high-toned. It was the name of a reddish-brown fashion color in the 1920s.
1947, awards given by American Theatre Wing (New York), from nickname of U.S. actress, manager, and producer Antoinette Perry (1888-1946).