Nehama (med_cat) wrote in 1word1day,

Friday word: toby

Played this in Words with Friends and was surprised it was accepted! So, had to look it up:

to·by jug
noun, often capitalized \ˈtō-bē-\

: a small jug, pitcher, or mug shaped somewhat like a stout man with a cocked hat for the brim —called also toby


Toby, nickname from the name Tobias

First Known Use: 1840

It turns out there's even a Toby Jug Museum, you can see some of the toby jugs and mugs here:
Tags: noun, t, wordsmith: med_cat

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