Trots vs Troth - What's the difference?

trots | troth |

As nouns the difference between trots and troth

is that trots is while troth is (archaic) an oath, promise, or pledge.

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  • (plural only, slang) Diarrhoea/diarrhea.
  • I've had the trots all morning and haven't been able to go out.
  • A trotting race meet; harness racing.
  • * 2002 , Veronica Brodie, Mary-Anne Gale, My Side of the Bridge: The Life Story of Veronica Brodie as Told to Mary-Anne Gale , Wakefield Press, South Australia, page 49,
  • A lot of people used to go out to the trots' at Wayville. You?d see them all dressed up in their beads and bonnets and looking all flash, going off to the ' trots .
  • * 2006 , Mike Dillon, From The Horses Mouth: The Keith Haub Story , 2010, HarperCollins New Zealand, unnumbered page,
  • ‘Russ drank two bottles of Coruba rum at the races then demanded to be driven to the Auckland night trots'. We hadn?t been that keen on going to the ' trots , but when we dropped him there we figured we might as well stay for a couple of races.’
  • * 2008 , J. D. Carpenter, Twelve Trees , Dundurn Press, Canada, page 24,
  • I like both kinds of racing, thoroughbred and standardbred. Despite their lower social status, I like betting the trots just as much as I do the flats.
  • * 2008 , Drake Hokanson, Carol Kratz, Purebred & Homegrown: America?s County Fairs , Terrace Books, US, page 45,
  • “It is a fact that thousands come, pay their fee, and go straight to the amphitheater to see the trots , without whose fees premiums could not be paid to other classes.”
  • * 2011 , Mike Walsh, 8: From Hollywood to the Garden Suburb (and Back to Hollywood): Exhibition and Distribution in Australia'', Richard Maltby, Daniel Biltereyst, Philippe Meers, ''Explorations in New Cinema History: Approaches and Case Studies , Wiley, page 164,
  • The introduction of harness racing on Saturday nights at nearby Wayville in 1934 caused serious consequences for the rest of the 1930s as ‘the trots'’ regularly attracted crowds of 20 000. When the ' trots began to offer free admission to children accompanying their parents, the state Exhibitors? Association, of which Thompson was then chair, tried to agitate against this on moral grounds.


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  • (archaic) an oath, promise, or pledge
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year = 1597 , first = William , last = Shakespeare , authorlink = William Shakespeare , title = , chapter = Act III, Scene 2 , passage = By my troth , I care not; a man can die but once; we owe God a death: }}
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  • , year = 1883 , first = Howard , last = Pyle , authorlink = Howard Pyle , title = , chapter = The Shooting Match at Nottingham Town , passage = And by my faith and troth , I have a good part of a mind to have thee beaten for thine insolence! }}
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  • , year = 1909 , first = Daniel Bussier , last = Shumway (translator) , title = , chapter = Adventure XVI , passage = Hagen of Troneg now foully broke his troth to Siegfried. }}
  • specifically, a promise or pledge to marry someone
  • the state of being thus pledged; betrothal, engagement
  • Quotations

    ;betrothal * 1893, , Collaboration [] *: Vendemer’s sole fortune is his genius, and he and Paule, who confessed to an answering flame, plighted their troth like a pair of young rustics or (what comes for French people to the same thing) young Anglo-Saxons. *1826, , The Last of the Mohicans *: I did therefore what an honest man should - restored the maiden her troth , and departed the country in the service of my king.