Definition of Tony noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈtəʊni//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtoʊni//
(pl. Tonys)
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an award given in the US for achievement in the theatre Word Originfrom the nickname of Antoinette Perry (1888-1946), American actress and director. Culture Tonys are given each spring by the American Theater Wing to the best Broadway plays, actors and other professional theatre people. The Tonys began in 1947 and are named after Antoinette ('Tony') Perry (1888-1946) who produced and directed Broadway plays, and established the American Theater Wing in 1941.
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