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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Jilt — Jilt, v. i. To play the jilt; to practice deception in love; to discard lovers capriciously. Congreve. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jilţ — s.n. v. jeţ. Trimis de cata, 13.02.2009. Sursa: DEX 98  jilţ v. jeţ Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  JILŢ jilţuri n. Scaun cu spătar înalt (şi cu braţe); jeţ. /<germ. Sitz, săs. Sätz …   Dicționar Român

  • jilt — jilt·ee; jilt·er; jilt; …   English syllables

  • Jilt — Jilt, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Jilted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Jilting}.] To cast off capriciously or unfeelingly, as a lover; to deceive in love. Locke. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jilt — [dʒılt] v [T] [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: jilt woman who ends a relationship (17 20 centuries), probably from jillet girl who attracts sexual attention (16 19 centuries), from the female name Jill] to suddenly end a close romantic relationship with …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • jilt — [jilt] n. [< jillet, dim. of JILL] Now Rare a woman who rejects a lover or suitor after accepting or encouraging him vt. to reject or cast off (a previously accepted lover, etc.) …   English World dictionary

  • jilt — index rebuff, reject, spurn Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • jilt — [ dʒılt ] verb transitive INFORMAL to tell someone that you want to end your romantic relationship with them …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • jilt — [v] abandon, betray break off*, coquette, deceive, desert, disappoint, discard, ditch*, drop*, dump*, forsake, get rid of, leave, leave at the altar*, leave flat*, reject, throw over*; concepts 195,297,384 Ant. keep, love …   New thesaurus

  • jilt — ► VERB ▪ abruptly break off a relationship with (a lover). ORIGIN originally in the sense «deceive, trick»: of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

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