from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To deceive or drop (a lover) suddenly or callously.
- n. One who discards a lover.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A woman who jilts a lover.
- v. To cast off capriciously or unfeelingly, as a lover; to deceive in love.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A woman who capriciously deceives her lover; a coquette; a flirt.
- transitive v. To cast off capriciously or unfeelingly, as a lover; to deceive in love.
- intransitive v. To play the jilt; to practice deception in love; to discard lovers capriciously.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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)