jilt
Pronunciation Noun

jilt (plural jilts)

  1. A woman who jilts a lover.
Translations
  • Russian: изме́нница
Verb

jilt (jilts, present participle jilting; past and past participle jilted)

  1. (transitive) To cast off capriciously or unfeelingly, as a lover; to deceive in love.
    • 1689 (indicated as 1690), [John Locke], chapter 4, in An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding. […], London: […] Thomas Basset, […], OCLC 153628242 ↗, book I, page 20 ↗:
      Tell a man passionately in love, that he is jilted; bring a score of witnesses of the falsehood of his mistress, it is ten to one but three kind words of hers shall invalidate all their testimonies.
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