tony

adjective \ˈtō-nē\

Definition of tony

tonier

toniest

  1. :  marked by an aristocratic or high-toned manner or style <tony private schools>

1877

First Known Use of tony

1877

Variants of tony

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\ˈtō-nē\

Tony

play
noun To·ny \ˈtō-nē\

Definition of Tony

plural

Tonys

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1947


TONY Defined for English Language Learners

tony

adjective \ˈtō-nē\

Definition of tony for English Language Learners

  • : very expensive and fashionable


Tony

play
noun To·ny \ˈtō-nē\

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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