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To·ny

 (tō′nē)
n. pl. To·nys
A trademark for an award presented by the American Theatre Wing for excellence in the production and creation of Broadway shows.

ton·y

also ton·ey  (tō′nē)
adj. ton·i·er, ton·i·est Informal
Marked by an elegant or exclusive manner or quality: a tony country club.

[From tone.]

tony

(ˈtəʊnɪ)
adj, tonier or toniest
informal US and Canadian stylish or distinctive; classy
[C20: from tone]

Tony

(ˈtəʊnɪ)
n, pl Tonies or Tonys
(Theatre) any of several medallions awarded annually in the United States by a professional school for the performing arts for outstanding achievement in the theatre
[from Tony, the nickname of Antoinette Perry (died 1946), US actress and producer]

ton•y

(ˈtoʊ ni)

adj. ton•i•er, ton•i•est.
high-toned; stylish; swank: a tony nightclub.
[1875–80, Amer.]

To•ny

(ˈtoʊ ni)

n., pl. -nys.
one of a group of awards given annually by the American Theatre Wing for superior achievements in production and performance in the Broadway theater.
[1947; after the nickname of U.S. actress and producer Antoinette Perry (1888–1946)]
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tony

also toney
adjective
Informal. Being or in accordance with the current fashion:
Informal: classy, in, sharp, snappy, swish, trendy.
Slang: with-it.
Translations
Toni

tony

[ˈtəʊnɪ] ADJ (US) → de buen tono, elegante
References in classic literature ?
She was pleased when her brother Tony, who was a magnificent fellow of six, took notice of her, and she looked up to him in the right way, and tried in vain to imitate him and was flattered rather than annoyed when he shoved her about.
But as the shades of night fell, Tony, the swaggerer, lost his contempt for Maimie and eyed her fearfully, and no wonder, for with dark there came into her face a look that I can describe only as a leary look.
Tony was barefooted, and she shivered in her cotton dress and was comfortable only when we were tucked down on the baked earth, in the full blaze of the sun.
Tony made a warm nest for him in her hands; talked to him gaily and indulgently in Bohemian.
Julia was unable to say any more; but her aunt, without noticing her agitation, asked mildly, "And who is Tony?"
"Are your horses gentle and good, Tony?" adopting the familiar nomenclature that seemed most to his fancy.
"They'll church you if you sip a dram, And damn you if you steal a lamb; Yet rob old Tony, Doll, and Sam, Of human rights, and bread and ham; Kidnapper's heavenly union.
"Tony," he said, motioning to his groom to approach.
With these words the young man went out and descended the stairs with sufficient calmness to pass unobserved; then upon the lowest landing place he passed Tony, leaning over the balustrade, waiting only for a call from his master to mount to his room.
"Still, Tony, you were on the wrong side of the post then," remonstrates Mr.
"I have seen something of the profession and something of life, Tony," says Mr.
Wesley Moyer's stallion, Tony Tip, was to race at the June meeting at Tiffin, Ohio, and there was a rumor that he would meet the stiffest competition of his career.