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Tony

[toh-nee]
noun, plural Tonys.
one of a group of awards made annually by the American Theatre Wing, a professional school for the performing arts, for achievements in theatrical production and performance.

Origin:
after the nickname of Antoinette Perry

Tony

[toh-nee]
noun
1.
a male given name, form of Anthony.
2.
a female given name, form of Antoinette or Antonia.

Blair

[blair]
noun
1.
Anthony Charles Lynton [lin-tuhn] , ("Tony") born 1953, British political leader: prime minister 1997–2007.
2.
Bonnie, born 1964, U.S. speed skater.
3.
John, 1732–1800, U.S. jurist.
4.
Also, Blaire. a male or female given name.
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Blair (blɛə)
 
n
Tony, full name Anthony Charles Lynton Blair. born 1953, British politician; leader of the Labour Party from 1994; prime minister (1997--2007)

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

Tony (ˈtəʊnɪ)
 
n , pl Tonies, Tonys
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]

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tony
1877, Amer.Eng. slang, from high-toned. It was the name of a reddish-brown fashion color in the 1920s.

Tony
1947, awards given by American Theatre Wing (New York), from nickname of U.S. actress, manager, and producer Antoinette Perry (1888-1946).
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Example sentences for tony
As tony tanner observes, there are subtle similarities between the two.
Winkle is actually a swamp folk and a relation of tony by ancestors.
Tony and maria see each other across the room and are drawn to each other.
The jets then spread out to find tony and protect him from chino.
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