Origin of tourneyMiddle English turnai from Old French tornei from torneier from base of tourner: see turn
Origin of tourneyME tourneien < OFr torneier
intransitive verbtour·neyed, tour·ney·ing, tour·neys
Origin of tourneyMiddle English torneien from Old French torneier from Vulgar Latin tornizāre to turn around from Latin tornāre to turn in a lathe ; see turn .
- We hold a tourney here to-morrow morn, / And there is scantly time for half the work.
(third-person singular simple present tourneys, present participle tourneying, simple past and past participle tourneyed)
- (archaic) To take part in a tournament.