[ jilt ]
/ dʒɪlt /
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
1650–60; earlier jilt harlot, syncopated variant of jillet
OTHER WORDS FROM jiltjilter, nounun·jilt·ed, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for jilt
She makes her predecessor (and jilter) Brad Womack, who's not very expressive, seem like Ryan Seacrest by comparison.
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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