verb (used with object)
Origin of jilt
Examples from the Web for jilted
The Kafranbel posters have jilted both the regime and the rising tide of al-Qaeda affiliated Islamists inside Syria.
Never married and approaching 40, his last long-term relationship ended in a jilted bride and returned registry items.
The right wing is like a vulnerable adolescent who has suddenly been jilted.Soviet Communism’s Collapse Left America’s Far Right Without a Real Foe|Lee Siegel|April 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And they know Newt Gingrich is nothing more than a jilted lover at this point, so they will discount his broadsides.Watch This Space: The Presidential Election Could Be Decided in NH|Mark McKinnon|January 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Seems neither of the jilted lovers plans to make it easy for the new couple.
But all the same I can't be jilted by you—for another woman.The Golden Silence|C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
"I can harp a tune so merry that a forlorn lover will forget he is jilted," said Robin.Robin Hood|J. Walker McSpadden
Harriet was in the room, this being the first time they had met since she had jilted him.Life's Little Ironies|Thomas Hardy
On hearing Roland so pictured, the curate remarked it was no wonder that he was jilted by the fair lady Angelica.The Story of Don Quixote|Arvid Paulson, Clayton Edwards, and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
She's not the one you met here twelve years ago, who jilted you at Naples: this one wasn't out of her Fourth Reader then.A Pessimist|Robert Timsol
Word Origin for jilt
"to deceive (especially after holding out hopes), cheat, trick," 1660s, from the same source as jilt (n.). Related: Jilted; jilting.
1670s, "loose, unchaste woman; harlot;" also "woman who gives hope then dashes it," perhaps ultimately from Middle English gille "lass, wench," a familiar or contemptuous term for a woman or girl (mid-15c.), originally a shortened form of woman's name Gillian (see Jill).