from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Variant of tony.

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  • adj. Alternative spelling of tony.


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  • Then their flannel and worsted pinstripe double-breasted office suiting is the last word in toney men’s wear.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Maybe you can call toney Palo Alto, Calif. with 60,000-plus people "small."


  • It's the "toney" communities you make fun of that are spreading all this hysteria about the tunnel option, and not L.A.

    Los Angeles Politics Hotsheet for Friday

  • They might like to interview some of the South Asian, Middle Eastern, and Latin American immigrants, and ask them what "toney" means. - News for the rest of us

  • Even Toronto-Danforth or Trinity-Spadina might be casually deemed "toney" these days, through the sheer Stuff White People Like-ness of the Annex, Riverdale, etc. - News for the rest of us

  • We’re not what you’d call a toney hangout, and maybe he thought he wouldn’t run into his Wall Street buddies here.

    Isabel’s Bed

  • "toney" green linoleum, and also had a multiplicity of little shelves on which to keep his pipes, tobacco, cigars, and other household gods.

    South with Scott

  • Made Bruno Gerussi a household name ... recall a Video store in the 'toney' section of TO which had a front-of-store display of Canadian Films [the only place you could get 'Going Down the road', Highway 69, Cube,

    Army Rumour Service

  • You dum libs liked the NRA just fine when they backed your lapdog now they switched horses and suddenly you don't like them, too bad. toney

    NRA flips, endorses McDonnell over Deeds

  • If the New York Times wants to make such a move, but insists on maintaining that toney Manhattanite “feel” with a stable of famous reporter-auteurs with worshiped bylines, I suspect their brand will be seen as increasingly provincial.

    Matthew Yglesias » How Not to Save The New York Times


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