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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
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British Dictionary definitions for toby jug

toby jug

noun
1.
a beer mug or jug typically in the form of a stout seated man wearing a three-cornered hat and smoking a pipe Also called toby
Word Origin
C19: from the familiar form of the Christian name Tobias

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 jug

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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