Tony etymology


English word tony comes from English -y, English tone

Etymology of tony

Detailed word origin of tony

Dictionary entry Language Definition
-y English (en) Forming abstract nouns denoting a state, condition, or quality.. Used in the name of some locations which end in -ia in Latin. Forming diminutive nouns. Also used for familiar and pet names as a term of endearment. Added to nouns and adjectives to form adjectives meaning “having the quality of”.. Added to verbs to form adjectives meaning "inclined to".
tone English (en) (intransitive) to harmonize, especially in colour. (transitive) To utter with an affected tone.. (transitive) to change the colour of. (transitive) to give a particular tone to. (transitive) to make (something) firmer (now, _, dialectal) The one (of two). (biology) Normal tension or responsiveness to stimuli.. (biology) The state of a living body or of any of its organs or parts in which the [...]
tony English (en) Stylish, high-toned, upscale.

Words with the same origin as tony

Descendants of -y

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Descendants of tone