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.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
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Now Rare a woman who rejects a lover or suitor after accepting or encouraging him
< jillet, dim. of Jill
to reject or cast off (a previously accepted lover, etc.)
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transitive verb jilt·ed
To deceive or drop (a lover) suddenly or callously. noun
One who discards a lover.
Origin: Possibly from obsolete jilt, harlot, alteration of gillot, diminutive of gille, woman, girl, from Middle English; see Gill 4.