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tobyman

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Pronunciation: /ˈtəʊbɪmən
 
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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'.

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