tour·ney | \ˈtu̇r-nē, ˈtər- also ˈtȯr- \
plural tourneys

Definition of tourney 

(Entry 1 of 2)


tourneyed; tourneying

Definition of tourney (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to perform in a tournament

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Examples of tourney in a Sentence


progressed to the final round of the tennis tourney

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Coach of the Year Mike Reid, Mason - The Comets won the boys state team title with an impressive showing at the Ohio Tennis Coaches Association team tourney in Reynoldsburg. James Weber,, "Announcing 2017-18 Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky high school Spring All-Stars," 29 June 2018 SUBSCRIBE TODAY Sutton, a senior from Birmingham, England, led the tourney after one round. Gary Bedore, kansascity, "KU men's golf team wins Pacific Regional, advances to NCAA Championships | The Kansas City Star," 16 May 2018 Burns played a bogey-free round of 68 to finish the tourney in an eighth-place tie two strokes ahead of Woods. Ron Higgins,, "Sam I Am: Former LSU golfer Sam Burns is a fast-rising star on the pro tour," 21 Apr. 2018 The Highlanders already qualified for the state tourney June 1 at their qualifier. Jason Mcdaniel, Houston Chronicle, "High school notebook: Mike Williams becomes baseball coach at The John Cooper School," 14 June 2018 Along with the top three teams, nine players from other schools also qualified for the state tourney. Rancho Bernardo sophomore Darien Zhao (71) and La Costa Canyon junior Kento Yamasaki (71) tied for fifth place to advance. Glae Thien,, "Torrey Pines wins SoCal Regional boys golf championship," 24 May 2018 Finau and Summerhays, sitting at 19-under 197 for the tourney, could have gone in the tank Saturday when Finau hit out-of-bounds on the par-4, 490-yard 10th hole. Ron Higgins,, "Sunday's Zurich Classic 4th Round pairings," 28 Apr. 2018 Senior Kevin Seuch and sophomore Gavin Emenaker were named to the all-tourney team, while senior Chris Gavris was named Tournament MVP. Dan Mcloone,, "Latin Academy volleyball counts on the 9-man game," 27 Apr. 2018 Hunter, then a springy junior center, had a stellar postseason, made the all-NCAA tourney team and, two years later, earned a berth with the Baltimore Bullets as an NBA rookie in 1964. Mike Klingaman,, "Catching up with ... former Loyola Chicago and Bullets player Les Hunter," 30 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of tourney


14th century, in the meaning defined above


14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tourney


Middle English, from Anglo-French torneier, to twist, whirl around, fight, tourney, from tur, tourn turning, circuit

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