1. An agreement between lovers to meet at a certain time and place.
2. A usually private meeting or meeting place that has been agreed on by lovers. See Synonyms at engagement.
intr.v. tryst·ed, tryst·ing, trysts
To keep a tryst.
[Middle English trist, from Old French triste, a waiting place (in hunting); see deru- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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