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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Anyway she was off to jilt another fellow; his name is Percy.
▪ Grace Bird is an abandoned wife and Babs's Stanislaus has jilted her.
▪ When he was jilted after five years together it had a devastating effect.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Jilt \Jilt\, n. [Contr. fr. Scot. jillet a giddy girl, a jill-flirt, dim. of jill a jill.] A woman who capriciously deceives her lover; a coquette; a flirt.


Jilt \Jilt\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Jilted; p. pr. & vb. n. Jilting.] To cast off capriciously or unfeelingly, as a lover; to deceive in love.


Jilt \Jilt\, v. i. To play the jilt; to practice deception in love; to discard lovers capriciously.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"to deceive (especially after holding out hopes), cheat, trick," 1660s, from the same source as jilt (n.). Related: Jilted; jilting.


1670s, "loose, unchaste woman; harlot;" also "woman who gives hope then dashes it," perhaps ultimately from Middle English gille "lass, wench," a familiar or contemptuous term for a woman or girl (mid-15c.), originally a shortened form of woman's name Gillian (see Jill).


n. A woman who jilts a lover. vb. (context transitive English) To cast off capriciously or unfeelingly, as a lover; to deceive in love.

  1. n. a woman who jilts a lover

  2. v. cast aside capriciously or unfeelingly; "jilt a lover or a bride"


Jilt or may refer to:-

  • An act of betrayal
  • A B-girl (archaic); see Jilt shop.
  • The Jilţ River, a tributary of the Jiu River in Romania.
    • Its tributary the Jilţ Slivileşti River.
  • The Jilţ Coal Mine, an open-pit mine in Romania
  • The Jilt, a 1922 American drama film directed by Irving Cummings

Usage examples of "jilt".

Kirsty was to be my partner in the first eightsome, and she jilted me, by gad--looked through me when I went to claim her--and danced all night with that rotten lordling.

Granny Elise gave them hot tea and cakes and kissed each of them, Auntie Jilt warned them sternly to keep safe from whatever dangers might lie in wait for them, and Teel led them out into the night.

The only solution I could devise was to jilt her in a way that would leave her unmarriageable, which would prevent her father from tracking her down when she disappeared.

Flattened by the storm, vacated by the Air Force, jilted by the Cleveland Indians, the city is frantic for a boost.

Considered in the light of my Council vows, which make it impossible for me to return the favor by slipping Blore Spenson a love-philter to make him jilt my sister in favor of your daughter, your generosity borders on true kindliness.

But now I hear he's been braggin’ all over Chawed Ear about how he done jilted her.

He was jilted by the De Queen High School homecoming queen when he was a young man and never again had a girlfriend.

She replied that it had been no very pleasant thing for him when she jilted him, and she would not for the world have him subjected to another such slight.

You know, for all she jilted him they are still wondrous great, and there’s no telling what she might take it into her head to do, for I am sure she is very odd and unaccountable.

It is unthinkable that he should be twice jilted, and this time for such a Bartholomew baby as Gerard—a silly boy that is half flash and half foolish, and his own ward besides!

Though she does not regret it, I believe she thinks that she didn’t use him well, which is why she must feel it so particularly, now that it seems as though he will be jilted a second time.

Then after you jilted her and after you left the employ of the firm, we were married.

He did this so successfully that at the end of the evening he was convinced that it was not Maria who had jilted him, but the Essenland captain who had jilted Maria.

Now, instead of a treacly affirmation of unchanging love, the sonnet became a violent refutation of the youth’s jilting, an argument against such self-serving abandonment.

So I played on her fear of losing that prescription, and it all came out: Eddie jilted her for some muscle boy.