tony

[ toh-nee ]
/ ˈtoʊ ni /

adjective, ton·i·er, ton·i·est. Informal.

high-toned; stylish: a tony nightclub.

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Origin of tony

An Americanism dating back to 1875–80; tone + -y1
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British Dictionary definitions for toniest (1 of 2)

tony
/ (ˈtəʊnɪ) /

adjective tonier or toniest

US and Canadian informal stylish or distinctive; classy

Word Origin for tony

C20: from tone

British Dictionary definitions for toniest (2 of 2)

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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