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tryst

noun \ ˈtrist , especially British ˈtrīst \

Definition of tryst

1 :an agreement (as between lovers) to meet
2 :an appointed meeting or meeting place

Examples of tryst in a Sentence

  1. both lovers had to hurry to keep their noontime tryst in the park

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Origin and Etymology of tryst

Middle English triste appointed station for hunters, probably from trist, trust confidence, trust


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tryst

verb

Definition of tryst

intransitive verb
:to make or keep a tryst

tryster

play \ˈtris-tər, ˈtrīs-\ noun

First Known Use of tryst

14th century


TRYST Defined for English Language Learners

tryst

noun

Definition of tryst for English Language Learners

  • : a meeting by lovers at a secret time or place



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