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betroth

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verb be·troth \bi-ˈtrōth, -ˈtrȯth, bē-\

Definition of betroth

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to promise to marry

  3. 2 :  to give in marriage



Origin of betroth

Middle English, from be- + trouthe truth, troth


First Known Use: 14th century


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betroth

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verb be·troth \bi-ˈtrōth, -ˈtrȯth\

Definition of betroth

be·trothedbe·troth·ing

  1. :  to promise to marry or give in marriage




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