noun, plural To·ries, for 1–5.
Origin of Tory
Examples from the Web for tories
It all gets even more baroque, and, in the short term anyway, even worse for the Tories.
In the short term, though, the Tories might be hurt more by a “yes” win.
Indeed, the Tories of that day, many of them big landowners, found an intellectual champion in one Thomas Malthus.‘Downton Abbey’ Democrats May Cost their Party the Senate|Lloyd Green|March 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Daily Express claimed that fewer than one in 10 Tories supported her candidacy.
“The Tories played a very risky card in selecting her,” says Palumbo.British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s Lasting Legacy|Christopher Dickey|April 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Thus it was that he tried to rule with a coalition, or a mixture of Whigs and Tories.With Marlborough to Malplaquet|Herbert Strang and Richard Stead
The conduct of the Tories during that event, and after it, will afford us a true insight into the nature of that party.Essays|David Hume
The other, circulated by the Tories, contained the names of those Whigs who had supported the Sacheverell clause.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
From indications, the subject of Tories was one that had great interest for the stout host of the Plow and Harrow.The Young Continentals at Bunker Hill|John T. McIntyre
In this article he gave his estimate of Tories, Whigs, and Radicals.Egerton Ryerson and Education in Upper Canada|J. Harold Putnam
British Dictionary definitions for tories
noun plural -ries
Derived FormsToryish, adjectiveToryism, noun
Word Origin for Tory
Culture definitions for tories
A political party in Britain, also called the Conservative party. In the late eighteenth century, the Tories took form as defenders of the king and stability and of established interests in Britain; they advised caution in making political and social change. Winston Churchill, Benjamin Disraeli, and Margaret Thatcher belonged to the party.