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troth

noun \ ˈträth , ˈtrȯth , ˈtrōth or with t͟h \
|Updated on: 11 Jul 2018

Definition of troth

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

Examples of troth in a Sentence

  1. by my troth, I will not trespass on your precious property

  2. solemnly announced their troth before the church's congregation

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Origin and Etymology of troth

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


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troth

verb

Definition of troth

trothed; trothing; troths

Examples of troth in a Sentence

  1. I troth myself eternally to your service.

First Known Use of troth

14th century

in the meaning defined above

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troth Synonyms

Synonyms

commit, engage, mortgage, pledge;

Near Antonyms

renege;




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