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toby

[toh-bee] /ˈtoʊ bi/
noun, plural tobies.
1.
Also, Toby, Toby jug. a mug in the form of a stout old man wearing a three-cornered hat.
2.
Older Slang. a long, slender, cheap cigar.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; generic use of proper name, short for Tobias

Toby

[toh-bee] /ˈtoʊ bi/
noun, plural Tobies for 3.
1.
a male given name, form of Tobias.
2.
a female given name.
3.
toby (def 1).
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Examples for toby
  • toby only hears part of the prophecy, leaving out a dangerous omen of things to come.
  • At the goblin ball, she preferred dancing with moppet to dancing with toby.
British Dictionary definitions for toby

toby

/ˈtəʊbɪ/
noun (pl) -bies
1.
a water stopcock at the boundary of a street and house section
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Word Origin and History for toby

Toby

familiar form of masc. proper name Tobias, in various colloquial usages, e.g. "jug" (1840), "drinking mug in the form of a stout old man;" as a type of collar (1882) it refers to that worn by the dog Toby in the 19c. Punch and Judy shows. Also in Toby show (by 1942, American English) "comedy act based on the stock character of a boisterous, blundering yokel."

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