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See also: Tony
- Stylish, high-toned, upscale.
- 2015 October 1, Hank Stuever, “In the hunt for a new favorite show, 'when' might be as crucial as 'what'”, in Washington Post:
- Meanwhile, on another plane entirely, “Another Period” (Comedy Central, recently renewed for Season 2) is a send-up of crunchy-gravel dramas, set in tony Rhode Island in 1902.
- 2017, David Friend, The Naughty Nineties:
- My host gained national notoriety after her high-profile arrest in 1993 on charges connected with running L.A.'s toniest prostitution ring.
From the name Tony.
tony (plural tonies)
- (archaic) A simpleton.
- 1692, Roger L’Estrange, “ (please specify the fable number.) (please specify the name of the fable.)”, in Fables, of Æsop and Other Eminent Mythologists: […], London: […] R[ichard] Sare, […], OCLC 228727523:
- it would have serv'd for a Caution to People how they trifle and play the Tonies betwixt Jeft and Earnest
- 1677, John Dryden, All for Love
- A pattern and companion fit / For all the keeping tonies of the pit.