noun, plural to·bies.

  1. Also Toby, Toby jug. a mug in the form of a stout old man wearing a three-cornered hat.
  2. Older Slang. a long, slender, cheap cigar.

noun, plural To·bies for 3.

  1. a male given name, form of Tobias.
  2. a female given name.
  3. toby(def 1).

noun plural -bies

  1. a water stopcock at the boundary of a street and house section

familiar form of masc. proper name Tobias, in various colloquial usages, e.g. “jug” (1840), “drinking mug in the form of a stout old man;” as a type of collar (1882) it refers to that worn by the dog Toby in the 19c. Punch and Judy shows. Also in Toby show (by 1942, American English) “comedy act based on the stock character of a boisterous, blundering yokel.”

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