tall·​boy | \ ˈtȯl-ˌbȯi How to pronounce tallboy (audio) \

Definition of tallboy

1a : highboy
b : a double chest of drawers usually with the upper section slightly smaller than the lower
2 British : clothes press
3 or tall boy : a tall cylindrical can for beverages (such as beer) usually measuring 16 fluid ounces This terrific beer almost seems designed for crushing, and its presence in 16-ounce tallboys makes it incredibly easy to do so.— Ned Lannamann Former Netflix creative director Mike Cessario thinks he can capitalize on this with his new product, Liquid Death, water packaged in tallboy cans.— Madison Malone Kircher

Examples of tallboy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In his opinion, deer season should be a months-long holiday filled with Yuengling tallboys and punched tags. Drew Palmer, Outdoor Life, "50 Hunter Stereotypes from Every State," 15 May 2020 More than 60 years later, the tallboy has finally earned its place in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, a source that has been teaching people about the English language since 1847. Tim Carman, Washington Post, "Merriam-Webster toasts an expanding food and drink vocabulary with a ‘tallboy’ and ‘matcha’," 18 Sep. 2019 Get two tallboy beers (selection varies) for $14 and 20-ounce well drinks and slushies for $10. Melissa Yeager, azcentral, "Best happy hours and dining deals on the Las Vegas Strip: Where to eat well and save money," 6 Mar. 2020 OG Nationals bar Duffy’s Irish Pub offers $4 tallboys and $5 shorts during every game. Washington Post, "15 things to do in the D.C. area this week," 21 Oct. 2019 Adams, who was holding tallboy Bud Light cans in each hand, remained determined to get that baseball without putting down his beers. Andrew Joseph, For The Win, "Beer-holding Nationals fan explained why he used his chest to block HR ball," 28 Oct. 2019 For example, Liquid Death puts water from the Alps in a tallboy can. Jackie Wattles, CNN, "Pepsi's latest product: Water in a can," 28 June 2019 In true Wrigley fashion, Easy Bar is offering $3 Old Style tallboys during all Cubs playoff games, home or away. Adam Lukach, RedEye Chicago, "9 food and drink deals from Chicago bars for Cubs' first-round playoff series," 6 Oct. 2017 Many others of you will opt for the unofficially appropriate method of observance by inhaling burgers and tallboys, then falling asleep in a hammock. Michael Andor Brodeur, BostonGlobe.com, "The Weekender: Boston calls, ‘Solo’ stalls, ‘Fall’ spills, everyone grills," 24 May 2018

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First Known Use of tallboy

1769, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Tallboy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tallboy. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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