The definition of tony is slang and means stylish or luxurious.adjective
An example of something tony is a brand new luxury vehicle.
Tony is a man's name, or a Tony is an award given annually in the U.S. for special achievements in the theater.noun
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- An example of Tony is a nickname for Anthony.
- An example of a Tony is an award for best theater actor.
adjective tonier, toniest
Slang high-toned; luxurious; stylish: often ironic
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noun pl. Tonys or Tonies
☆ any of the awards given annually in the U.S. for special achievement in the theater in acting, directing, etc.
< Tony Awards, a service mark, after Antoinette Perry (1888-1946), U.S. theatrical figure
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also ton·ey adjective ton·i·er
, ton·i·est Informal
Marked by an elegant or exclusive manner or quality: a tony country club.
Origin: From tone.
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noun pl. To·nys
An annual award for outstanding achievement in the theater.
Origin: After Tony, nickname of Antoinette Perry.