toby jug

noun, often capitalized
to·by jug | \ˈtō-bē- \

Definition of toby jug 

: a small jug, pitcher, or mug shaped somewhat like a stout man with a cocked hat for the brim

called also toby

First Known Use of toby jug

1840, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for toby jug

Toby, nickname from the name Tobias

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