toby jug
noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Toby, nickname from the name Tobias Date: 1840 a small jug, pitcher, or mug shaped somewhat like a stout man with a cocked hat for the brim — called also toby

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  • Toby–Jug — mit Dreispitz und Bierkrug Toby–Jug (deutsch Toby–Krug) ist die Bezeichnung von salzglasierten Keramikkrügen, die vorzugsweise im angelsächsischen Kulturkreis anzutreffen sind. Wahrscheinlich wurde der Toby–Jug erstmals während den 1760er Jahren… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Toby-Jug — mit Dreispitz und Bierkrug Toby Jug (deutsch Toby Krug) ist die Bezeichnung von salzglasierten Keramikkrügen, die vorzugsweise im angelsächsischen Kulturkreis anzutreffen sind. Wahrscheinlich wurde der Toby Jug erstmals während den 1760er Jahren… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • toby jug — n. a jug or mug for ale etc., usu. in the form of a stout old man wearing a three cornered hat. Etymology: familiar form of the name Tobias * * * toby jug [toby jug] noun a traditional type of large ↑pottery container with a handle, for drinking… …   Useful english dictionary

  • toby jug — /ˈtoʊbi dʒʌg/ (say tohbee jug) noun 1. Also, toby. a small jug or mug in the form of a stout old man wearing a three cornered hat. 2. US Colloquial a long, slender, cheap cigar. {shortened form of Tobias} …   Australian English dictionary

  • toby jug — noun chiefly Brit. a beer jug or mug in the form of a stout old man wearing a three cornered hat. Origin C19: familiar form of the given name Tobias, and said to come from an 18th cent. poem about Toby Philpot (with a pun on fill pot), a soldier… …   English new terms dictionary

  • toby jug — to|by jug [ toubi ,dʒʌg ] noun count a large cup in the shape of a fat man wearing an old fashioned hat …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • toby jug — n a traditional type of large pottery container with a handle, for drinking beer, etc. from. It is usually in the form of a fat old man who is sitting, smoking a pipe and wearing a hat with three corners. Some people collect toby jugs and old… …   Universalium

  • Toby Jug — Cockney Rhyming Slang Mug (chump) I m tired of people taking me for a toby …   English dialects glossary

  • toby jug —  (No caps.) …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • toby jug — noun (C) a container for drinking from, shaped like a fat man wearing a hat …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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