A tourney is a tournament: a sporting event that consists of a series of games that result in a champion.

Tourney is an informal word for a tournament. A tourney is a series of games with a bunch of different teams or individuals. Tennis events like Wimbledon are tourneys. The playoffs for the NBA, NFL, and NHL are tourneys. In a tourney, you have to beat more than one team to become the champion or overall winner, and there are different rounds in which you face different opponents. A single sporting event — like a boxing match — is not a tourney.

Definitions of tourney
  1. noun

    a sporting competition in which contestants play a series of games to decide the winner

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    World Cup

    a soccer tournament held every four years between national soccer teams to determine a world champion
    elimination tournament

    a tournament in which losers are eliminated in successive rounds

    a tournament in which both professionals and amateurs may play
    round robin

    a tournament in which every contestant plays every other contestant
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    competition, contest

    an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants

  2. verb

    engage in a tourney

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    contend, fight, struggle

    be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight

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