Definition of rory-tory in US English:

rory-tory

adjective

  • Originally English regional (south-western). Loud or gaudy in colour.

Origin

Late 17th century (in an earlier sense). Probably either from roary + Tory or reduplication (with consonant variation) of roary, perhaps influenced by Tory.

Pronunciation

rory-tory

/ˌrɔːriˈtɔːri/