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jilt

verb \ ˈjilt \
Updated on: 19 Mar 2018

Definition of jilt

: to cast off or reject (someone, such as a lover) capriciously or unfeelingly
  • a jilted lover

jilter

noun

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Examples of jilt in a Sentence

  1. She was crushed when he jilted her.

  2. still trying to get over being jilted by his longtime girlfriend

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Origin and Etymology of jilt

see 2jilt

jilt Synonyms


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jilt

noun

Definition of jilt

: a person who casts off or rejects someone previously accepted as a lover : one who jilts (see 1jilt) a lover

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Origin and Etymology of jilt

alteration of jillet flirtatious girl

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Definition of jilt for English Language Learners

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



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