An example of tryst is a secret planned gathering of two lovers in a hotel.
An example of tryst is for old friends to plan to get together at a restaurant.
Origin of tryst
- Middle English trist from Old French triste a waiting place (in hunting) deru- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English tryst, trist, a variant (due to the Old Norse verb treysta (“to make safe, secure")) of trust, trost, from Old Norse traust (“confidence, trust, security, help, shelter, safe abode"), from Proto-Germanic *traustÄ… (“trust, shelter"), from Proto-Indo-European *deru-, *dreu-, *drÅ«- (“to be firm, be solid"). More at trust.