tryst

noun
\ ˈtrist How to pronounce tryst (audio) , especially British ˈtrīst\

Definition of tryst

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

tryst

verb
trysted; trysting; trysts

Definition of tryst (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to make or keep a tryst

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Verb

tryster \ ˈtri-​stər How to pronounce tryster (audio) , ˈtrī-​ \ noun

Examples of tryst in a Sentence

Noun both lovers had to hurry to keep their noontime tryst in the park
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun When Blake Horstmann and Caelynn Miller-Keyes‘ tryst came to light on Bachelor in Paradise, another franchise star was thrust into the drama: Colton Underwood. Hanna Flanagan, PEOPLE.com, "Colton Underwood Says Blake and Caelynn Both 'Made Mistakes' in Bachelor in Paradise Scandal," 22 Aug. 2019 Polanski, whom Tate had first met at a party in London, was domineering and often on the road with a film, frequenting clubs and, according to a number of accounts, orchestrating trysts. Jeffrey Fleishman, chicagotribune.com, "How Sharon Tate transfixed Hollywood, 50 years before ‘Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood’," 26 July 2019 The Gita is a treatise of Arjuna’s tryst with self-doubt. K.n.c., The Economist, "India cannot flourish without individual freedom," 16 Aug. 2019 Blake Horstmann felt blindsided when his tryst with Caelynn Miller-Keyes became a plot point on Bachelor in Paradise, a source claims to PEOPLE. Michele Corriston, PEOPLE.com, "Blake and Caelynn 'Were on the Same Page' Before Bachelor in Paradise Began: Source," 9 Aug. 2019 Polanski, whom Tate had first met at a party in London, was domineering and often on the road with a film, frequenting clubs and, according to a number of accounts, orchestrating trysts. Los Angeles Times, "How Sharon Tate transfixed Hollywood, 50 years before ‘Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood’," 25 July 2019 The many short-lived relationships and casual trysts did not help and neither did the designer drugs. Vikram Zutshi, Quartz India, "Why do abusive men (and the women who support them) behave the way they do?," 19 July 2019 There was one drunken tryst a while back, but other than that it's been nothing but frustration for Stu. Bill Goodykoontz, azcentral, "Kumail Nanjiani is so funny in 'Stuber' you might overlook just how dopey the film is," 10 July 2019 On top of the aforementioned categories, Encore will also be hosting weddings, bachelor and bachelorette parties, family reunions, and undoubtedly a few trysts. Christopher Muther, BostonGlobe.com, "Fifty shades of beige: Welcome to the Encore Boston Harbor hotel," 28 June 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb That's according to model Bianca Ghezzi, who recently trysted with the beleaguered Cleveland Browns quarterback at a luxury villa in Miami Beach. Greg Rajan, Esquire, "Johnny Manziel's Latest Flame Says He's 'Having a Tough Time of It'," 3 Mar. 2016

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First Known Use of tryst

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tryst

Noun

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

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The first known use of tryst was in the 14th century

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tryst

noun
How to pronounce tryst (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of tryst

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

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