Meaning of tryst

tryst




A meeting is when people get together for any reason. But when they are sneaking to meet, notably as secret lovers, it’s called a tryst.

The origin of the word tryst comes from Middle English, and originally referred to a designated hunting station. Today it has come to refer to mainly romantic meetings, often with a secretive feel to it. (That’s appropriate — aren’t we all hunting for love?) The word tryst might also suggest a hint of danger or intrigue. Perhaps the most romantic tryst in literature was the meeting between Romeo and Juliet — and just look where they ended up!

Definitions of tryst
  1. noun

    a secret rendezvous (especially between lovers)

    synonyms:

    assignation

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    type of:

    rendezvous

    a meeting planned at a certain time and place

  2. noun

    a date, usually with a love interest

    synonyms:

    rendezvous

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    type of:

    appointment, date, engagement

    a meeting arranged in advance

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