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Date: 1700-1800
Origin: Tory 'Irish Catholic supporter of King James II' (17-18 centuries), from Irish Gaelic toraidhe 'robber', from Middle Irish toir 'chasing'

Tory

noun
     
Related topics: Groupings
To‧ry plural Tories [countable]
PPG a member of the British Conservative Party:
a lifelong Tory
Tory adjective [only before noun]
Tory principles

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