tory
[ tawr-ee ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Mid 17th century; Irish probably from Irish toraidhe ‘outlaw, highwayman’, from tóir ‘pursue’
Synonyms
  • rightist
  • traditionalist
  • counterrevolutionary
  • royalist
Antonyms
  • liberal
  • progressive
  • radical
Definition
an American colonist who supported the British side during the American Revolution
Example
A) The Americans would not tolerate any tories during the war. B) When the American Revolution ended, no tory was satisfied.
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