- an appointment to meet at a certain time and place, especially one made somewhat secretly by lovers.
- an appointed meeting.
- an appointed place of meeting.
- Chiefly Scot. to make an appointment or arrange a meeting with.
- Chiefly Scot. to make an appointment or agreement.
Origin of tryst
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Examples from the Web for tryst
Their tryst, however, is broken up several times by messages playing from the answering machine and never comes to fruition.Some of the Juiciest Bits of ‘Rodham,’ the Hillary Clinton Movie Biopic: Sex, Scandal, More
May 13, 2013
To LaVette, their affair was a tryst, but Redding wanted to marry her, even though his girlfriend at home was pregnant.Speed Read: 8 Juiciest Bits From R&B Diva Bettye LaVette’s Memoir ‘A Woman Like Me’
September 18, 2012
The tryst causes a professional fissure between Jung and his psychiatrist mentor, Sigmund Freud, played by Viggo Mortensen.'The Descendants,' 'The Muppets,' and Other Thanksgiving Movies to See or Skip
November 24, 2011
Between rumors of a tryst with NBA player Glen Rice and allegations of cocaine use, we doubt this one will die down anytime soon.D.C. Wages ‘Warfare’
The Daily Beast Video
September 18, 2011
He even called Ensign during a tryst and demanded he end the affair.The 12 Juiciest Bits From the Ensign Sex Scandal Report
David A. Graham
May 13, 2011
Now, all of us brothers have sworn to deliver that message, and to see that you keep the tryst.Fair Margaret
H. Rider Haggard
No tryst this, believe us, but a scene pathetic, more sacred.The Book of Khalid
We are overdue now for my tryst with this new governor at New Chicago!The Space Rover
Edwin K. Sloat
I saw, therefore, that I was not the first at the tryst, and I hastened on in all speed.That Boy Of Norcott's
Charles James Lever
She hastened away in a flutter, feeling slightly as if she had been to a tryst.In a Little Town
- an appointment to meet, esp secretly
- the place of such a meeting or the meeting itself
- (intr) to meet at or arrange a tryst
Word Origin and History for tryst
late 14c., from Old French tristre "appointed station in hunting," possibly from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse treysta "to trust;" see trust (v.)).