Definition of toey in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈtəʊi


[predicative] Australian /NZ informal
On edge; ill at ease: voters being toey about foreign investment
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  • In fact, I'm pretty damn toey right now as it happens.
  • Understandably, US exporters get toey competing against their own cheaper goods, in essence, arguing that they face too much competition.
  • The poem is wonderfully funny in its sketch of our toey aggressiveness when we find ourselves overseas and out of our trees.

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