Definition of jilt verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

jilt

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//dʒɪlt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dʒɪlt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they jilt
BrE BrE//dʒɪlt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dʒɪlt//
 
he / she / it jilts
BrE BrE//dʒɪlts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dʒɪlts//
 
past simple jilted
BrE BrE//ˈdʒɪltɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒɪltɪd//
 
past participle jilted
BrE BrE//ˈdʒɪltɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒɪltɪd//
 
-ing form jilting
BrE BrE//ˈdʒɪltɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒɪltɪŋ//
 
Describing unpleasant traits
 
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[often passive] jilt somebody to end a romantic relationship with somebody in a sudden and unkind way He was jilted by his fiancée. a jilted bride/lover See related entries: Describing unpleasant traits Word Origin mid 17th cent.: (in the sense ‘deceive, trick’): of unknown origin.
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