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betrothed

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adjective be·trothed \bi-ˈtrōthd, -ˈtrȯtht\

Definition of betrothed

  1. :  engaged to be married a betrothed couple … clasped hands, signifying the bond between betrothed men and women … — Mary Feilden For three years she and Emilio Estevez were an item and were even betrothed for a time. — People Weekly her betrothed husband [=her fiancé; the man to whom she is engaged]

1557

First Known Use of betrothed

1557


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betrothed

noun be·trothed

Definition of betrothed

  1. :  the person to whom someone is engaged to be married … she put on her grey silk gown and her cherry coloured ribbon with as much care as if she had been herself the betrothed. — George Eliot On this occasion he showed no affectionate desire to embrace his betrothed. — Anthony Trollope

Origin and Etymology of betrothed

see betroth


First Known Use: 1594



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