Suddenly reject or abandon (a lover): he was jilted at the altar by his bride-to-be
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- Students use it to research their papers, jilted lovers use it to stalk their exes - and journalists use it for just about everything.
- A study of contract killings in Australia has found most are not ordered by criminals, but by angry spouses and jilted political lovers.
- So why am I now like a moping, jilted lover who has just discovered that flowers still smell and the sun also rises?
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mid 17th century (in the sense 'deceive, trick'): of unknown origin.