1

troth

noun \ ˈträth , ˈtrȯth , ˈtrōth or with t͟h \

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

Origin and Etymology of troth

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


2

troth

verb

Definition of troth

transitive verb

Examples of troth in a Sentence

  1. I troth myself eternally to your service.

First Known Use of troth

14th century

troth Synonyms




Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up troth? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

ditzy

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!