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tourney

[ toor-nee, tur- ]
/ ˈtʊər ni, ˈtɜr- /
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noun, plural tour·neys.
a tournament.
verb (used without object), tour·neyed, tour·ney·ing.
to contend or engage in a tournament.
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Origin of tourney

1300–50; (v.) Middle English tourneyen<Old French torneier<Vulgar Latin *tornidiāre to wheel, keep turning; (noun) Middle English tourneie<Old French tournei, derivative of tourneier.See turn
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British Dictionary definitions for tourney

tourney
/ (ˈtʊənɪ, ˈtɔː-) medieval history /

noun
a knightly tournament
verb
(intr) to engage in a tourney

Derived forms of tourney

tourneyer, noun

Word Origin for tourney

C13: from Old French torneier, from Vulgar Latin tornidiāre (unattested) to turn constantly, from Latin tornāre to turn (in a lathe); see tournament
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