Definition of jilt in English:

jilt

Syllabification: jilt
Pronunciation: /jilt
 
/

verb

[with object]
Suddenly reject or abandon (a lover): he was jilted at the altar by his bride-to-be
More example sentences
  • 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?
Synonyms
leave, throw over, finish with, break up with, spurn
informal walk out on, run out on, chuck, drop, ditch, dump, give someone the old heave-ho, unfriend, defriend
literary forsake

noun

archaic Back to top  
A person, especially a woman, who capriciously rejects a lover.
More example sentences
  • Because we all understand the language of jilt.
  • She was thankful that while was surely still hurting over Sarah's jilt, he had found something he felt like fighting for.

Origin

mid 17th century (in the sense 'deceive, trick'): of unknown origin.

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