Etymology
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tallboy (n.)

also tall-boy, "high-stemmed glass or goblet," 1670s, from tall + boy, though the exact signification is unclear. In reference to a high chest of drawers it is recorded from 1769, here perhaps a partial loan-translation of French haut bois, literally "high wood."

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Definitions of tallboy

tallboy (n.)
a tall chest of drawers divided into two sections and supported on four legs;
Synonyms: highboy
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