to reject or cast aside (a lover or sweetheart), especially abruptly or unfeelingly.
a woman who jilts a lover.
- jilt·er, noun
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How to use jilt in a sentence
The staid sober lover—let him take care the pretty Clara does not jilt him.Frank Fairlegh | Frank E. Smedley
To "jilt," to throw or dash water on a person; "gellock" (gavelock), an iron lever or crowbar.The Proverbs of Scotland | Alexander Hislop
Only I shouldn't consider it honourable to jilt Prosy, even for the sake of remaining single.Somehow Good | William de Morgan
He treated the forlorn victim of a woman's jilt as a notable worthy of notable entertainment.What Will People Say? | Rupert Hughes
Is it possible, then, that she did really jilt the young man?Friends and Neighbors | Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for jilt
(tr) to leave or reject (a lover), esp without previous warning: she was jilted at the altar
a woman who jilts a lover
- jilter, noun
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