American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To deceive or drop (a lover) suddenly or callously.
- n. One who discards a lover.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who discards another, after holding the relation of a lover.
- To discard after treating or encouraging as a lover; trick in love.
- To play the jilt; practise deception in love.
- n. Same as gillet.
- n. A woman who jilts a lover.
- v. transitive To cast off capriciously or unfeelingly, as a lover; to deceive in love.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A woman who capriciously deceives her lover; a coquette; a flirt.
- v. To cast off capriciously or unfeelingly, as a lover; to deceive in love.
- v. To play the jilt; to practice deception in love; to discard lovers capriciously.
- n. a woman who jilts a lover
- v. cast aside capriciously or unfeelingly
- Possibly from obsolete jilt, harlot, alteration of gillot, diminutive of gille, woman, girl, from Middle English; see gill4. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“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.”
“Clearly, the bureaucrats at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs were scared by the political pressure to jilt the United States.”
“But the Man whom the gadfly Flory page used as a jilt allways do, turn'd him off without sense or feeling, has determind it seems to have one of the family, and has strap'd himself for life to her Sister Nancy!”
“Rather than jilt the lads, another finale was added for Jan. 13.”
“When air travel nosedives, as it did over the past two years, carriers jilt airports by dropping routes and frequencies.”
“To which one might say: "Oh stop putting up with it, Kate, and if you ever get the chance, jilt the arrogant blighter.”
“The "golden price" is the dowry that his noble bride (whom he will now jilt) enticed him with, and certainly the "friends [sic] advice" is the pressure that his courtly comrades placed on him to leave the storm-beat maid.”
“Some of the men who contacted Gudis asked for dates, but most of the letters criticized her behavior, for Americans agreed, "to jilt a solider is a serious offense.”
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