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Jilt definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

JILT, n. [of uncertain etymology.] A woman who gives her lover hopes and capriciously disappoints him; a woman who trifles with her lover.
1. A name of contempt for a woman.
JILT, v.t. To encourage a lover and then frustrate his hopes; to trick in love; to give hopes to a lover and then reject him.
JILT, v.i. To play the jilt; to practice deception in love and discard lovers.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a woman who jilts a lover v
1: cast aside capriciously or unfeelingly; "jilt a lover or a bride"

Merriam Webster's

I. transitive verb Date: 1673 to drop (as a lover) capriciously or unfeelingly • jilter noun II. noun Etymology: alteration of jillet flirtatious girl Date: circa 1674 one who jilts a lover

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v. & n. --v.tr. abruptly reject or abandon (a lover etc.). --n. a person (esp. a woman) who jilts a lover. Etymology: 17th c.: orig. unkn.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Jilt Jilt, v. i. To play the jilt; to practice deception in love; to discard lovers capriciously. --Congreve.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Jilt Jilt, n. [Contr. fr. Scot. jillet a giddy girl, a jill-flirt, dim. of jill a jill.] A woman who capriciously deceives her lover; a coquette; a flirt. --Otway.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Jilt Jilt, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Jilted; p. pr. & vb. n. Jilting.] To cast off capriciously or unfeeling, as a lover; to deceive in love. --Locke.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(jilts, jilting, jilted) If someone is jilted, the person they are having a romantic relationship with suddenly ends the relationship in a surprising and upsetting way. (INFORMAL) She was jilted by her first fiancé... Driven to distraction, he murdered the woman who jilted him... VERB: be V-ed, V n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. n. Coquette, flirt. II. v. a. Trick or deceive (by playing the jilt). III. v. n. Play the jilt.

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

A tricking woman, who encourages the addresses of a man whom she means to deceive and abandon.

Moby Thesaurus

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