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tryst

[trist, trahyst] /trɪst, traɪst/
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
1325-1375
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
Related forms
tryster, noun
Synonyms
1, 2. assignation. 1–3. rendezvous.
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British Dictionary definitions for tryst

tryst

/trɪst; traɪst/
noun
1.
an appointment to meet, esp secretly
2.
the place of such a meeting or the meeting itself
verb
3.
(intransitive) to meet at or arrange a tryst
Derived Forms
tryster, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Old French triste lookout post, apparently of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse traust trust
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Word Origin and History for tryst
n.

late 14c., from Old French tristre "appointed station in hunting," possibly from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse treysta "to trust;" see trust (v.)).

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