Part of speech: noun

A member of an English historic political party, originating with the Cavalier party of Charles I.

Part of speech: noun

One who during the American Revolution adhered to the British cause.

Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "tory":

  1. A Tory in Seth’ s shoes, and him red- hot for liberty. - "A Hero of Ticonderoga", Rowland E. Robinson.
  2. See how he swaggers and struts- he looks very like the Pharisee's head, on old Coming Sir, honest Dick Tipple's sign, I think- No, now I look at him good, he's the very moral of our Tory. - "The Politician Out-Witted", Samuel Low.
  3. At about ten A. M. there came in a Tory, he knowing some of us seemed much troubled. - "American Prisoners of the Revolution", Danske Dandridge.