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