tony

adjective \ ˈtō-nē \
variants: or less commonly
Updated on: 14 May 2018
tonier; toniest
: marked by an aristocratic or high-toned manner or style
  • tony private schools

Recent Examples of tony from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'tony.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of tony

1877

in the meaning defined above

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

Tony

noun To·ny \ ˈtō-nē \
plural Tonys
: a medallion awarded annually by a professional organization for notable achievement in the theater

Origin and Etymology of tony

Tony, nickname of Antoinette Perry †1946 American actress & producer

TONY Defined for English Language Learners

tony

  • : very expensive and fashionable


Tony

  • : an award given every year in New York City for the best plays, actors, directors, etc., in the theater


Learn More about tony


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up tony? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

talkative or wordy

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words Used by Nabokov Quiz

  • image1676440788
  • Choose the best definition or synonym for the word in bold: "There are some eructations that sound like cheers—at least, mine did." Lolita
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!