a jug or mug for ale or beer, shaped like a stout man with a three-cornered hat
also Toby jug
Origin of Tobyfrom Toby, diminutive of Tobias
nounpl. to·bies, also To·bies
A drinking mug, usually in the shape of a stout man wearing a large three-cornered hat.
Origin of tobyAfter Toby a nickname for Tobias
- A male given name.
- (rare) A female given name.
- A patronymic surname.
The Middle English vernacular form of Tobias.
- The superintendent of a street market.
From Shelta toba; the road.