jilt

[ jilt ]
/ dʒɪlt /

verb (used with object)

to reject or cast aside (a lover or sweetheart), especially abruptly or unfeelingly.

noun

a woman who jilts a lover.

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Origin of jilt

1650–60; earlier jilt harlot, syncopated variant of jillet

OTHER WORDS FROM jilt

jilt·er, nounun·jilt·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for jilt

jilt
/ (dʒɪlt) /

verb

(tr) to leave or reject (a lover), esp without previous warningshe was jilted at the altar

noun

a woman who jilts a lover

Derived forms of jilt

jilter, noun

Word Origin for jilt

C17: from dialect jillet flighty girl, diminutive of proper name Gill
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