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high-toned

adjective

Very refined and genteel; aloof and superior; tony: Look at the high-tony bum

[1888+; the term had meant ''excellent, superior'' by 1855]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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