Definition of tony
: marked by an aristocratic or high-toned manner or style tony private schools
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The tony cluster of islands off Biscayne Bay saw values on existing properties increase 15.4 percent as of Jan. 1, 2017.
The estate, which has s 415 feet of beachfront, is located in the tony town near Hobe Sound and boasts water slides, a main house and several other buildings.
Fishers is planning a 70-acre public park and beach at tony Geist Reservoir, a sandy sanctuary offering paddle board and kayak rentals, a biking trail, volleyball and a natural habitat for bird watching.
In the tony enclave of Deal, where the beach bungalows of Asbury Park give way to mansions seemingly plucked from the Hamptons, residents have been battling to keep beaches to themselves, despite work by the Corps of Engineers.
Just for fun, imagine what district elections would look like in Del Mar, the tiny, tony enclave that, if it were turned into four council districts, would have about 1,000 people living in districts covering about 270 acres each.
All of which makes the success of the Cyber Café, located in Petionville, a tony suburb of Port-au-Prince, all the more puzzling.
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First Known Use of tony
Definition of Tony
: 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: 1947See Words from the same year
TONY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tony for English Language Learners
: very expensive and fashionable
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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