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 and Etymology of betroth

Middle English, from be- + trouthe truth, troth


First Known Use: 14th century


BETROTH Defined for Kids

betroth

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verb be·troth \bi-ˈtrōth, -ˈtrȯth\

Definition of betroth for Students

betrothed

betrothing

  1. :  to promise to marry or give in marriage


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