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Webster 1913 Edition


Tony

To′ny

,
Noun.
;
pl.
Tonies
(#)
.
[Abbrev. from
Anthony
.]
A simpleton.
L’Estrange.
A pattern and companion fit
For all the keeping
tonies
of the pit.
Dryden.

Webster 1828 Edition


Tony

TO'NY

,
Noun.
A simpleton. [Ludicrous.]

Definition 2022


Tony

Tony

See also: tony

English

Proper noun

Tony

  1. A male given name, a short form of Anthony
  2. A female given name
  3. Any of the statuettes awarded by the American Theatre Wing.

Translations


Danish

Proper noun

Tony

  1. A male given name borrowed from English.

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Italian

Proper noun

Tony m

  1. A diminutive of the male given name Antonio

Norwegian

Proper noun

Tony

  1. A male given name borrowed from English.

Portuguese

Etymology

Borrowing from English Tony.

Pronunciation

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈto.ni/

Proper noun

Tony m

  1. A male given name

Related terms


Swedish

Proper noun

Tony

  1. A male given name borrowed from English.

tony

tony

See also: Tony

English

Alternative forms

Adjective

tony (comparative tonier, superlative toniest)

  1. Stylish, high-toned, upscale.
    They found a tony location for the new store.

See also

Etymology 2

From the name Tony.

Noun

tony (plural tonies)

  1. (archaic) A simpleton.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of L'Estrange to this entry?)
    • Dryden
      A pattern and companion fit / For all the keeping tonies of the pit.

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈt̪ɔ̃n̪ɨ]

Noun

tony

  1. genitive singular of tona
  2. nominative plural of tona
  3. accusative plural of tona
  4. vocative plural of tona