[ jilt ]
/ dʒɪlt /
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verb (used with object)
to reject or cast aside (a lover or sweetheart), especially abruptly or unfeelingly.
a woman who jilts a lover.
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Origin of jilt
First recorded in 1650–60; earlier jilt “harlot,” shortening of jillet
OTHER WORDS FROM jiltjilt·er, noun
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How to use jilt in a sentence
She makes her predecessor (and jilter) Brad Womack, who's not very expressive, seem like Ryan Seacrest by comparison.Eight Worst Things About ‘The Bachelorette’|Andy Dehnart|June 29, 2011|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for jilt
/ (dʒɪlt) /
(tr) to leave or reject (a lover), esp without previous warningshe was jilted at the altar
a woman who jilts a lover
Derived forms of jiltjilter, noun
Word Origin for jilt
C17: from dialect jillet flighty girl, diminutive of proper name Gill
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