noun, plural To·ries, for 1–5.
Origin of Tory
Origin of -tory1
Origin of -tory2
Examples from the Web for tory
The map is mostly blue for Tory, after the last national election, when the Conservatives gained.
Of the 59 MPs elected to represent Scotland in the current U.K. Parliament, only one is a Tory.Anarchy for the U.K.? British Leaders Panicking Over Scottish Vote for Independence|Nico Hines|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“A Tory minister stepped out of the shadows to confront me,” Danczuk wrote in The Guardian.Alleged U.K. Parliamentary Pedophile Ring Hushed Up for Decades|Nico Hines|July 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In return, the political establishment, be it Labour or Tory, has only asked for more.
When Diana called for an international ban, seven months before she died, a Tory minister accused her of being a "loose cannon".
What have you to do with that young Tory, if it is true that you come from Ethan Allen?Corporal 'Lige's Recruit|James Otis
Oh, but he would be a great accession to the Tory party, and a civil word from you would secure him for ever.Collections and Recollections|George William Erskine Russell
He had no fear whatever of his Tory neighbors, and would have scoffed at the idea of their trying to do him injury.The Dare Boys of 1776|Stephen Angus Cox
Action pointing in this direction was taken in 1889 and 1901 on the advice of Tory ministers.A. W. Kinglake|W. Tuckwell
I presume that he is what would be generally called a Liberal; at least it is simply impossible that he could be a Tory.Modern Leaders: Being a Series of Biographical Sketches|Justin McCarthy
noun plural -ries
Word Origin for Tory
1566, "an outlaw," specifically "a robber," from Irish toruighe "plunderer," originally "pursuer, searcher," from Old Irish toirighim "I pursue," related to toracht "pursuit." About 1646, it emerged as a derogatory term for Irish Catholics dispossessed of their land (some of whom subsequently turned to outlawry); c.1680 applied by Exclusioners to supporters of the Catholic Duke of York (later James II) in his succession to the throne of England. After 1689, Tory was the name of a British political party at first composed of Yorkist Tories of 1680. Superseded c.1830 by Conservative, though it continues to be used colloquially. In American history, Tory was the name given after 1769 to colonists who remained loyal to George III of England.