Share this entry

Share this page

tobyman

Line breaks: toby|man
Pronunciation: /ˈtəʊbɪmən
 
/

Definition of tobyman in English:

noun (plural tobymen)

historical
A man who held up travellers at gunpoint in order to rob them; a highwayman.
Example sentences
  • Mr. Witherington incontinently fired both pistols point-blank at that scarlet-coated tobyman, but the rascal never so much as flinched under the fire.
  • Although his career on the road lasted for less than two years, he made as much noise in the world as any other high tobyman.
  • He was a no less distinguished personage than Tom King, a noted Tobyman of his time, who obtained, from his appearance and address, the sobriquet of the 'Gentleman Highwayman'.

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day emulous
Pronunciation: ˈɛmjʊləs
adjective
seeking to emulate someone or something