tall·​boy ˈtȯl-ˌbȯi How to pronounce tallboy (audio)
: a double chest of drawers usually with the upper section slightly smaller than the lower
British : clothes press
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 Impress your friends with an obscure, but relatively easy to find, import that usually sells for $10 or less for a four-pack of tallboys. Thea Engst, Washington Post, 25 Oct. 2023 Why culture wars are coming to Target store aisles The trouble began in April when trans influencer Dylan Mulvaney posted a video to her Instagram account promoting a Bud Light March Madness contest that featured a photo of a Bud Light tallboy with Mulvaney's face on it. Jessica Guynn, USA TODAY, 24 May 2023 Plunk down $14 for the giant pretzel, $10 for the souvenir soda, $8 for the Dippin Dots and, of course $9 or $10 for the tallboy. Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al, 23 Nov. 2022 Hundreds of visiting revelers hit the House of Blues blowout that kicked off the cocktail industry’s biggest annual conference, bobbing to ’90s hip-hop and throwing back tallboy cans of Liquid Death. Rachel Wolfe, WSJ, 19 Aug. 2022 Another item had also been added to the memorial: an empty tallboy can of Crazy Stallion Classic Lager. Eric Lach, The New Yorker, 23 June 2022 More often than not, these spots were decorated with tallboy Twisted Teas and Bud Lights. Krista Karlson, Outside Online, 21 Nov. 2020 In the future, Rogers hopes to get distribution in 7/11s, with a forthcoming 9% tallboy variation. Evan Nicole Brown, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Mar. 2022 In 2019, halloumi, matcha, concasse, cidery, meadery, chana, royal icing, tallboy and quaffer were added. Jenn Harris Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 30 Dec. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1769, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of tallboy was in 1769

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“Tallboy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tallboy. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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