Other forms: trysts

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:
    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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