Tory vs Grits - What's the difference?

tory | grits |


As nouns the difference between tory and grits

is that tory is a political conservative supporting monarchy and traditional political and social institutions while grits is .

As an adjective tory

is conservative, right-wing.

As a proper noun grits is

(canada) the.

tory

English

(wikipedia Tory)

Noun

(Tories)
  • (British) A member or supporter of the Conservative Party, which evolved from Royalist politicians; associated with upholding the rights of the monarchy and the privileges of the established Church.
  • (by extension) One who is like a British Tory; someone politically conservative.
  • (Canada) A member or supporter of the Conservative Party of Canada, one of that party's predecessors, or an affiliated provincial political party.
  • (historical) A pejorative nickname given to the political factions who sought to exclude from the throne of England (the Exclusioners) in the 17th century.
  • (now, historical, pejorative) An Irish rebel fighting against English rule at the end of the Confederate War and Cromwellian invasion; later extended to other rebels or bandits.
  • (US, historical, American Revolution) A loyal British citizen.
  • (US, historical, American Civil War, Confederate states) A Union sympathizer.
  • Synonyms

    * (Politically conservative) conservative, small-c conservative * (Canada) Conservative, Progressive Conservative, PC, * (American Revolution) loyalist, Loyalist, United Empire Loyalist

    Derived terms

    * blue Tory * red Tory * Torify, Toryfy * Toryish * Toryism * Tory-Irish * Tory-Radical * Tory-Williamite

    Antonyms

    * Whig

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (British) Of or belonging to the Tory Party or the Conservative Party.
  • (Canada) Of or belonging to the Conservative Party of Canada, one of that party's predecessors, or an affiliated provincial political party.
  • Anagrams

    * * *

    grits

    English

    Etymology 1

    See

    Noun

    (head)
  • ('hulled oats')
  • (Western Hemisphere) Coarsely ground hominy which is boiled and eaten, primarily in the Southern United States.
  • Usage notes
    * (term) usually takes a plural verb, especially outside the southern US.
    See also
    * ("grits" on Wikipedia) * cornmeal * polenta

    Etymology 2

    See (grit) (Etymology 1)

    Noun

    (head)
  • Verb

    (head)
  • (grit)
  • Anagrams

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