\ ˈträth How to pronounce troth (audio) , ˈtrȯth, ˈtrōth or with t͟h \

Definition of troth

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1 : loyal or pledged faithfulness : fidelity pledged my troth
2 : one's pledged word I don't remember the details or, by my troth, even the gist— Stanley Elkin also : betrothal


trothed; trothing; troths

Definition of troth (Entry 2 of 2)

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Synonyms for troth

Synonyms: Noun

Synonyms: Verb

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Examples of troth in a Sentence

Noun by my troth, I will not trespass on your precious property solemnly announced their troth before the church's congregation Verb I troth myself eternally to your service.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun But these and more than 100 other representatives elected to pledge their troth to a man over the ideals of this nation. Star Tribune, "Readers Write: Election lawsuits, Minneapolis police, COVID closures," 11 Dec. 2020 After all, every suitor pledging troth is a struggling actor. Armond White, National Review, "Straight Up Answers the Rom-Com Need," 28 Feb. 2020 Every-where, love tokens are as traditional as plighting your troth, or just expressing an interest. A.a. Gill, A-LIST, "Fraught, But It Counts," 4 July 2018

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First Known Use of troth


12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for troth


Middle English trouth, from Old English trēowth — more at truth

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“Troth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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