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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
tony
adjective
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ a tony resort hotel
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ A woman who sold cosmetics at a tony Houston department store said she relied on sales associates to get customers.
▪ First located downtown, the shop now has a location in tony Chevy Chase and another at the Watergate.
▪ Panhandlers, empty storefronts and less tony stores are nearby in all directions.
▪ Sushi restaurants that cater to techies and tony taco bars overflow at lunchtime.
▪ There will be a new chef at another sophisticated Bay Area restaurant, this one in tony Mill Valley.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Tony

Tony \To"ny\, n.; pl. Tonies. [Abbrev. from Anthony.] A simpleton.
--L'Estrange.

A pattern and companion fit For all the keeping tonies of the pit.
--Dryden.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
tony

"of a high tone, affecting social elegance," 1877, American English slang, from tone (n.) + -y (2). It was the name of a reddish-brown fashion color in the 1920s.

Tony

1947, awards given by American Theatre Wing (New York), from nickname of U.S. actress, manager, and producer Antoinette Perry (1888-1946).

Tony

masc. proper name, short for Anthony. Tony Curtis, style of men's haircut (usually with a D.A. at the back), is from 1956, from screen name of U.S. film star Bernard Schwarz (1925-2010).

Wiktionary
tony

Etymology 1 a. stylish, high-toned, upscale. Etymology 2

n. (context archaic English) A simpleton.

Gazetteer
Tony, WI -- U.S. village in Wisconsin
Population (2000): 105
Housing Units (2000): 45
Land area (2000): 2.031363 sq. miles (5.261205 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 2.031363 sq. miles (5.261205 sq. km)
FIPS code: 80225
Located within: Wisconsin (WI), FIPS 55
Location: 45.481083 N, 90.994763 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 54563
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
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Wikipedia
Tony

Tony may refer to: __NOTOC__

Tony (album)

Tony is a 1957 Columbia US album (CL938) and Philips UK album (BBL 7138) re-titled "Tony Bennett Showcase", by singer Tony Bennett It reached number 14 on the Billboard album chart in 1957.

Tony (2009 film)

Tony is a 2009 British social realist comedy/ drama written and directed by Gerard Johnson and starring Peter Ferdinando. The film has the alternative title of Tony: London Serial Killer.

Tony (Skins series 1)

"Tony" is the first episode of British drama series, Skins. It was written by Bryan Elsley and directed by Paul Gay. It is told from the point of view of main character Tony Stonem. It aired on E4 on 25 January 2007.

Tony (2013 film)

Tony is a 2013 philosophical thriller Kannada film directed by Jayatheertha. The film stars Srinagar Kitty and Aindrita Ray in lead roles. Indrakumar GV is producing this film jointly with Srinagar Kitty which is backed with Sadhu Kokila's music and Gnanamurthy's cinematography.

Shot extensively around the scenic locales of Bangkok and other places, the film speaks about a person who wants to make quick money and has three dimensional stories interwoven and ends up at a common point.

Tony (1982 film)

Tony is a 1982 Kannada action film directed by H.R. Bhargava and produced by Mohan Sharma and Jairaj Singh. The film starred Ambarish, Lakshmi and Srinath in lead roles.

The film was a blockbuster with all the songs composed by Rajan-Nagendra considered evergreen hits. The same title name was reused in the 2013 feature film Tony.

Tony (given name)

Tony is a short form of Anthony or Antonio.

Tony (Skins series 2)

"Tony" is the sixth episode of the second series of the British teen drama Skins, which first aired on 17 March 2008 on E4 in both Ireland and the United Kingdom. The episode was written by Jamie Brittain, and was directed by Harry Enfield.

The episode focuses on Tony ( Nicholas Hoult). Since the accident, Tony lives lives isolated and alone in a world of half-understood dreams. He tries to act normal, but bumping into Sid ( Mike Bailey) and Michelle ( April Pearson) at a club sends him spiralling again.

Usage examples of "tony".

Tony was looking around in his vague English way, nodding to various groups, noticing Bannerman and Bradley.

Tony kept as solemn a face as the conformation of his benevolent Billiken features permitted.

I flashed another glance at Tony but he was looking more like an imperturbable Billiken than he had ever looked.

Art Bonner, but Tony was looking at the low ceilings, which looked even lower on television.

He did not realize that Tony Bouza stories and wrestling matches wreaked havoc on bedtime.

I moved round behind tony carreras, careful to keep out of the line of fire of both bullen and macdonald, caught his jacket by the collar, and jerked it savagely down over shoulders and arms till it reached the level of his elbows.

I shoved tony carreras violently aside and tried to reach bullen, to strike down his gun hand, but I was still far too late, a lifetime too late.

That had been the night Tony had greeted them at the door of her apartment dressed in the Exotica Erotica regalia.

And she had scheduled a hypnotherapy session with Tony at his shop late that afternoon.

Detective Ushijima to ask permission for a hypnotherapy session with Tony.

All Jenna knew so far about that was what Tony had revealed in their last hypnotherapy session.

Her teenage daughter, Francine, caught in the middle of Margarite and Tony D.

Tony had quelled that soon enough, and then, slowly and quietly, Margarite had outlined just how the love between these members of the two families could help heal the wounds.

As I think back to Tony, I realize that all the patients I got closest to in my three years as a staff nurse at Metro had cancer.

Tony Casaway, the pilot of the microbus that will make an attempt to pull us out of here in, uh, about twenty minutes.