- high fashion; stylishness.
- the current fashion, style, or vogue.
Origin of ton2
Examples from the Web for tonish
For the redoubtable Tonish, who whilom figured so bravely on the prairies and in print, I made diligent inquiry.
- Also called: long ton British a unit of weight equal to 2240 pounds or 1016.046909 kilograms
- Also called: short ton, net ton US a unit of weight equal to 2000 pounds or 907.184 kilograms
- Also called: metric ton, tonne a unit of weight equal to 1000 kilograms
- Also called: freight ton a unit of volume or weight used for charging or measuring freight in shipping. It depends on the type of material being shipped but is often taken as 40 cubic feet, 1 cubic metre, or 1000 kilogramsfreight is charged at £40 per ton of 1 cubic metre
- Also called: measurement ton, shipping ton a unit of volume used in shipping freight, equal to 40 cubic feet, irrespective of the commodity shipped
- Also called: displacement ton a unit used for measuring the displacement of a ship, equal to 35 cubic feet of sea water or 2240 pounds
- Also called: register ton a unit of internal capacity of ships equal to 100 cubic feet
- style, fashion, or distinction
- slang, mainly British a score or achievement of a hundred, esp a hundred miles per hour, as on a motorcycle
Word Origin and History for tonish
late 14c., tonne, unit for measuring the carrying capacity of a ship, originally "space occupied by a tun or cask of wine," thus identical to tun (q.v.). The two words were not differentiated until 1680s. The measure of weight is first recorded late 15c.; the spelling ton is from 1530s, and became firmly established 18c.
Idioms and Phrases with tonish
see like a ton of bricks.