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toby

to·by

also To·by (tō′bē)
n. pl. to·bies also To·bies
A drinking mug, usually in the shape of a stout man wearing a large three-cornered hat.

[After Toby, a nickname for Tobias.]

toby

(ˈtəʊbɪ)
n, pl -bies
(Civil Engineering) a water stopcock at the boundary of a street and house section

to•by

(ˈtoʊ bi)

n., pl. -bies.
(often cap.) a mug in the form of a stout old man wearing a three-cornered hat.
Also called to′by jug`.
[1830–40; generic use of proper name, short for Tobias]
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Noun1.toby - a drinking mug in the shape of a stout man wearing a three-cornered hattoby - a drinking mug in the shape of a stout man wearing a three-cornered hat
mug - with handle and usually cylindrical
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