tryst

tryst

[trist, trahyst]
noun
1.
an appointment to meet at a certain time and place, especially one made somewhat secretly by lovers.
2.
an appointed meeting.
3.
an appointed place of meeting.
verb (used with object)
4.
Chiefly Scot. to make an appointment or arrange a meeting with.
verb (used without object)
5.
Chiefly Scot. to make an appointment or agreement.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English triste set hunting-station < Old French < Germanic; compare Gothic trausti agreement, arrangement, akin to Middle English trist confidence (Old English *tryst). See trow, trust

tryster, noun


1, 2. assignation. 1–3. rendezvous.
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tryst (trɪst, traɪst)
 
n
1.  an appointment to meet, esp secretly
2.  the place of such a meeting or the meeting itself
 
vb
3.  (intr) to meet at or arrange a tryst
 
[C14: from Old French triste lookout post, apparently of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse traust trust]
 
'tryster
 
n

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tryst
late 14c., from O.Fr. tristre "appointed station in hunting," possibly from a Scand. source (cf. O.N. treysta "to trust;" see trust).
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