- The definition of jilt is to treat someone badly, or reject a lover.
An example of jilt is for a woman to reject a man as soon as she discovers he has no money.
This woman has been jilted by her boyfriend.
jilt definition by Webster's New World
Origin: ; from jillet, diminutive of Jill
jilt definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb jilt·ed, jilt·ing, jilts
Origin: Possibly from obsolete jilt, harlot, alteration of gillot, diminutive of gille, woman, girl, from Middle English; see Gill 4.