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 : clothespress
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

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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 On Portland, Oregon’s de facto restaurant row, SE Division Street, Reel M Inn is an unchangeable dive bar serving Rainier tallboys and bewilderingly excellent (organic, even) fried chicken to off-shift chefs, old-timers, and newbies alike. Marnie Hanel, Bon Appetit, "General Life Advice from the Owner of Portland’s Finest Dive Bar," 6 June 2018 It's brewed with flaked corn and packaged in tallboy cans. Spike Carter, Bloomberg.com, "Chug Life: How Craft Breweries Are Mimicking Mass-Market Beers," 13 Oct. 2017 Others laud the $4 PBR tallboys and encourage fans to get their fill of those before paying too much for beer at the stadium. Amy Parlapiano, SI.com, "The Best Local Spots Near Every MLB Playoff Ballpark," 6 Oct. 2017 Now in six-packs of 12-ounce cans instead of its original iteration in four-packs of 16-ounce tallboys, River House now belongs as a contemporary with other occasional annual releases like Septemberfest and Salsa Verde. Scooter Hendon, star-telegram, "Early favorite River House floats back onto beer shelves," 23 Aug. 2017 Those of us not on tour with a band are invited onto the Snug Harbour stage, PBR tallboys in hand, to test our pipes beneath the onlooking pirate skulls and disco lights. Anna Van Erven, charlotteobserver, "The 6 best places to do karaoke in Charlotte," 17 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of tallboy

1769, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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