There are 2 definitions of Tony in English:

Tony

Syllabification: Ton·y
Pronunciation: /ˈtōnē
 
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noun (plural Tonys)

  • Any of a number of awards given annually in the US for outstanding achievement in the theater in various categories.
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    • It has collected over 30 international theatre awards including three Tonys for the Broadway production.
    • This two-part epic won about every major theatrical award, including two Tonys and a Pulitzer Prize.
    • The musical has won over 50 international theatre awards, including eight Tonys.

Origin

1940s: from the nickname of Antoinette Perry (1888–1946), US actress and director.

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There are 2 definitions of Tony in English:

tony

Syllabification: ton·y
Pronunciation: /ˈtōnē
 
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adjective (tonier, toniest)

North American informal
  • Fashionable among wealthy or stylish people: a tony restaurant
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    • There's a fear that the valley may grow from a place where people of modest means can live and work into a tony enclave for wealthy second-home owners.
    • Fried chicken gets the respect it deserves at his tony restaurant.
    • Until recently, mache - also known as lamb's lettuce or corn salad and a longtime staple in France - could be found here mainly in tony restaurants and upscale markets.
    Synonyms
    stylish, fashionable, high-class, uptown, posh; salubrious

Origin

late 19th century: from the noun tone + -y1.

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