Archaic Definition of the Week – Tony

publishingtony __ Swank. Stylish. Posh. Elegant. [Am. XIX. < High-toned, an expression much in use in XIX Am. society to label a cultivated elegance that combined morality, good breeding, and an opulence made possible only by daddy’s dirty money.]

A Second Browser’s Dictionary and Native’s Guide to the Unknown American Language by John Ciardi (1983).

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