tony

adjective \ ˈtō-nē \
variants: or less commonly
Updated on: 23 Nov 2017

Definition of tony

tonier; toniest
: marked by an aristocratic or high-toned manner or style
  • tony private schools

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First Known Use of tony

1877


Tony

noun To·ny \ ˈtō-nē \

Definition of Tony

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

adjective

Definition of tony for English Language Learners

  • : very expensive and fashionable


Tony

noun

Definition of Tony for English Language Learners

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


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