toney

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Adjective[edit]

toney (comparative tonier, superlative toniest)

  1. Alternative spelling of tony
    • 1918, William Magney, The Hunt Ball Mystery, Chapter II:
      [] The ball will be rather a toney affair."
    • 1921, D. H. Lawrence, The Lost Girl, Thomas Seltzer (1921), Chapter XII:
      The really toney women of the place came to take tea in her room, and these little teas in the hospital were like a little elegant female conspiracy.
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