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 The new Bruins left winger tangled with Isles tallboy Scott Mayfield at 7:28 of the first and got in a pop or two before the two tumbled to the ice. BostonGlobe.com, 6 June 2021 In his opinion, deer season should be a months-long holiday filled with Yuengling tallboys and punched tags. Drew Palmer, Outdoor Life, 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, 18 Sep. 2019 Get two tallboy beers (selection varies) for $14 and 20-ounce well drinks and slushies for $10. Melissa Yeager, azcentral, 6 Mar. 2020 OG Nationals bar Duffy’s Irish Pub offers $4 tallboys and $5 shorts during every game. Washington Post, 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, 28 Oct. 2019 For example, Liquid Death puts water from the Alps in a tallboy can. Jackie Wattles, CNN, 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, 6 Oct. 2017

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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 15 Oct. 2021.

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