Definition of toby in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtəʊbi/

noun (plural tobies)

1 Another term for Moorish idol.
Example sentences
  • We fished with wobblers, flies and spoons but the best colour, we were advised, was the white toby, with an ideal weight of between 8-12g.
  • On the reef we came across the Hawaiian white-spotted toby, with its distinctive green eyes and white spots, and a little spotted boxfish, with its black markings.
2 South African term for pufferfish.

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