adjective (tonier, toniest)North American informal
Fashionable among wealthy or stylish people: a tony restaurant
More example sentences
- 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.
Words that rhyme with tonyabalone, Albinoni, Annigoni, Antonioni, baloney, Bodoni, boloney, bony, calzone, cannelloni, canzone, cicerone, coney, conversazione, coronae, crony, Gaborone, Giorgione, macaroni, Manzoni, Marconi, mascarpone, minestrone, Moroni, Mulroney, padrone, panettoni, pepperoni, phoney, polony, pony, rigatoni, Shoshone, Sloaney, stony, Toni, zabaglione
noun (plural Tonys)
(In the US) any of a number of awards given annually for outstanding achievement in the theatre in various categories.
- 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.
1940s: from the nickname of Antoinette Perry (1888–1946), American actress and director.
Definition of tony in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan