Definitions

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  • adj. fashionable

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. In the ton; fashionable; modish.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See tonish, etc.

Etymologies

ton +‎ -ish. See French fr tone, style. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And, in the next saunter of the tonnish triumvirs, Lord Newford, suddenly seeing with whom she was associated, stopt, and looking at her with an air of surprise, exclaimed, 'God bless me!

    Camilla

  • This gentleman also, in common with the rest of his tonnish brethren, is now daily, though unconsciously, hoarding up

    Camilla

  • These tonnish people, cordially as I despise them, lead the world; and if one has not a few of them in one's train, 'twere as well turn hermit.

    Camilla

  • They hadn't met for some years; he suspected she avoided tonnish gatherings.

    Hero Come Back

  • He possessed an even temperament, was not given to excess in any sphere, was experienced and assured in all tonnish matters, and was handsome enough — admittedly not the sort who drew eyes or stood out in a crowd, yet the ladies with whom he'd shared liaisons over the years had never complained.

    Hero Come Back

  • It had been years since she'd graced tonnish entertainments — years since she'd worried about such things as compromising situations.

    Hero Come Back

  • He knew far too much of women, tonnish ladies especially, to take her acceptance for granted.

    Hero Come Back

  • Gritting his teeth, Jemmy climbed up, doing his best to look as capable as any knight errant, but his tonnish intentions only got him into trouble.

    Hero Come Back

  • Reggie Carmarthen stood in Hyde Park beyond the end of Rotten Row, and studied the tonnish females currently gathered about the Avenue with a distinctly jaundiced eye.

    Hero Come Back

  • He felt more at home, certainly more engaged than he did at similar purely tonnish gatherings.

    The Ideal Bride

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