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Definition of "jilt" []

  • To deceive or drop (a lover) suddenly or callously. (verb-transitive)
  • One who discards a lover. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "jilt" in a sentence
  • "You really -- Oh! my dear Lady Trant, this must not go farther -- and positively the word jilt must never be used again; for I'm confident it is quite inapplicable. ""
  • "To "jilt," to throw or dash water on a person; "gellock" (gavelock), an iron lever or crowbar."
  • ""I am to request you will not use the word 'jilt' and Miss Ashton's name together," said Bucklaw, gravely."