betrothed

[ bih-trohth d, -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.

Nearby words

  1. betray,
  2. betrayal,
  3. betrayer,
  4. betroth,
  5. betrothal,
  6. betsiamites,
  7. betsiboka,
  8. betsy,
  9. betta,
  10. bette

Origin of betrothed

First recorded in 1530–40; betroth + -ed2

Related formsun·be·trothed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for unbetrothed

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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Word Origin and History for unbetrothed

betrothed

adj.

1530s, past participle adjective from betroth (v.). As a noun, in use by 1580s.

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