Definition of jilt in English:

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jilt

Pronunciation: /dʒɪlt/

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, walk out on, throw over, finish with, break up with, reject, cast aside;
desert, abandon, leave in the lurch, leave high and dry;
betray
informal chuck, ditch, dump, drop, run out on, do the dirty on, give someone the old heave-ho
British informal give someone the elbow, give someone the big E, give someone the push, bin off
archaic forsake

noun

archaic
A person, especially a woman, who capriciously rejects a lover: they’ll teach you the guilt of coquetting and ogling, and playing the jilt
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.

Words that rhyme with jilt

atilt, built, gilt, guilt, hilt, kilt, lilt, quilt, silt, spilt, stilt, tilt, upbuilt, wilt

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