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betrothed

[ bih-trohthd, -trawtht ]
/ bɪˈtroʊðd, -ˈtrɔθt /
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adjective
engaged to be married: She is betrothed to that young lieutenant.
noun
the person to whom one is engaged: He introduced us to his betrothed.
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Origin of betrothed

First recorded in 1530–40; betroth + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM betrothed

un·be·trothed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for betrothed

betrothed
/ (bɪˈtrəʊðd) /

adjective
engaged to be marriedhe was betrothed to her
noun
the person to whom one is engaged; fiancé or fiancée
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