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Saturday, September 23, 2000

Definitions for tryst

  1. An appointment (as between lovers) to meet; also, an appointed place or time of meeting.
  2. To mutually agree to meet at a certain place; to keep a tryst.

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Citations for tryst
And it bothers me that I begin to worry if she's planning a tryst with my handsome neighbour. Anita Nair, The Better Man
Having left a "Dear John" letter for her husband on the kitchen table, she set off to the airport, where she waited, and waited. Of course, Henry had entirely forgotten about the tryst, and she had to return home crestfallen. , Times (London)
Origin of tryst
Tryst is from Middle English triste, tryste, "a station to which game was driven (in hunting)," from Old French triste, "a station to which game was driven, a watch post," probably of Scandinavian origin.