tryst

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
tryst /trɪst/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. an appointment for a meeting, esp. one made secretly by lovers.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
tryst  (trist, trīst),USA pronunciation  n. 
  1. an appointment to meet at a certain time and place, esp. one made somewhat secretly by lovers.
  2. an appointed meeting.
  3. an appointed place of meeting.

v.t. 
  1. Scottish Terms[Chiefly Scot.]to make an appointment or arrange a meeting with.

v.i. 
  1. Scottish Terms[Chiefly Scot.]to make an appointment or agreement.
tryster, n. 
  • Gmc; compare Gothic trausti agreement, arrangement, akin to Middle English trist confidence (Old English *tryst). See trow, trust
  • Old French
  • Middle English triste set hunting-station 1325–75
    • 1, 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged assignation.
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged –3. rendezvous.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
tryst /trɪst; traɪst/ archaic or literary n
  1. an appointment to meet, esp secretly
  2. the place of such a meeting or the meeting itself
Etymology: 14th Century: from Old French triste lookout post, apparently of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse traust trust
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