plighter

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From plight +‎ -er.

Noun[edit]

plighter (plural plighters)

  1. One who or that which plights, engages, or pledges.
    • c. 1606, William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra, Act III, Scene 13,[1]
      My playfellow, your hand; this kingly seal
      And plighter of high hearts!
    • 1963, P. G. Wodehouse, Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves, New York: Perennial Library, 1983, Chapter 16, p. 124,[2]
      I mean to say, remorse has frequently been known to set in after a dust-up between a couple of troth-plighters, with all that Sorry-I-was-cross and Can-you-ever-forgive-me stuff, and love, after being down in the cellar for a time with no takers, perks up and carries on again as good as new.
    • 1978, James Coltrane, Talon, Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, Chapter 11, p. 48,[3]
      He hung up. And felt stupid. The most beautiful woman in the whole world had practically plighted her troth to him. And she didn’t seem like your run-of-the-mill plighter.

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