pronunciation spelling

try·​na ˈtrī-nə How to pronounce tryna (audio)
used for "trying to" in informal speech and in representations of such speech
Hey, sports fans: If you're tryna watch the Royal Wedding and also follow sports like your life depends on it, fuboTV is a streaming bundle gaining major traction from sports fans in recent months.Leah Stodart
Garnish with grapefruit or jalapeño if you're tryna get fancy.Nicole Malick
"They're tryna bamboozle you."Barack Obama

Word History

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tryna was in 1919

Dictionary Entries Near tryna

Cite this Entry

“Tryna.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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