toby jug


to·​by jug ˈtō-bē- How to pronounce toby jug (audio)
often capitalized
: a small jug, pitcher, or mug shaped somewhat like a stout man with a cocked hat for the brim

called also toby

Word History


Toby, nickname from the name Tobias

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of toby jug was in 1840

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“Toby jug.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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