intr.v. tour·neyed, tour·ney·ing, tour·neys. To compete in a tournament. n. pl. tour· neys. A tournament. [Middle English torneien, from Old French torneier, from. Tourney, and Old English term referring to any sort of tournament or contest. It is still used One side has the word, one side has the definition. (KudoZ) English translation of tourney vs. tournament [sports - Sports / Fitness / Recreation]. 4 +1, same meaning and tourney used in poker.