betrothed

Betrothed means "formally engaged." If you are betrothed, then, congratulations! As they say in the song, you’re going to the chapel — you’re going to get married.

Betrothed came into English through a combination of bi-, or "thoroughly," and treowðe, the Old English word for "truth, a pledge." If you are betrothed, you are completely and formally pledged to someone. Betrothed has a slightly more old fashioned and formal feel than its synonym engaged, but both describe people who are between "Will you marry me?" and "I do."

Definitions of betrothed
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adj pledged to be married

Synonyms:
bespoken
attached, committed
associated in an exclusive sexual relationship

n the person to whom you are engaged

Types:
fiance, groom-to-be
a man who is engaged to be married
bride-to-be, fiancee
a woman who is engaged to be married
Type of:
lover
a person who loves someone or is loved by someone