Tartan Tory

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EtymologyEdit

Compound of tartan (distinctive pattern of cloth used by a Scottish clan) +‎ Tory (Conservative).

NounEdit

Tartan Tory (plural Tartan Tories)

  1. (Scotland, derogatory, UK politics, somewhat dated) A member or supporter of the Scottish National Party, connoting sentimentality or old-fashionedness. [from ca. 1960s]

Usage notesEdit

May be considered old-fashioned due to the Scottish Nationalist Party's leftward shift starting in the 1970s.