verb \ˈjilt\

: to end a romantic relationship with (someone) in a sudden and painful way

Full Definition of JILT

transitive verb
:  to drop (as a lover) capriciously or unfeelingly
jilt·er noun

Examples of JILT

  1. She was crushed when he jilted her.
  2. <still trying to get over being jilted by his longtime girlfriend>

First Known Use of JILT


Rhymes with JILT



Definition of JILT

:  one who jilts a lover

Origin of JILT

alteration of jillet flirtatious girl
First Known Use: circa 1674


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