[bih-trohth d, -trawtht]
- engaged to be married: She is betrothed to that young lieutenant.
- the person to whom one is engaged: He introduced us to his betrothed.
Origin of betrothed
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Historical Examples of unbetrothed
- engaged to be marriedhe was betrothed to her
- the person to whom one is engaged; fiancé or fiancée
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1530s, past participle adjective from betroth (v.). As a noun, in use by 1580s.
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