Tory vs Tody - What's the difference?

tory | tody |


As nouns the difference between tory and tody

is that tory is a political conservative supporting monarchy and traditional political and social institutions while tody is any of the genus todus of small insectivorous caribbean birds.

As an adjective tory

is conservative, right-wing.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

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

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    tody

    English

    Noun

    (todies) (wikipedia tody)
  • Any of the genus Todus of small insectivorous Caribbean birds.
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