jilt

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contracted from Scots jillet (a giddy girl, a jill-flirt).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

jilt (plural jilts)

  1. A woman who jilts a lover.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Otway to this entry?)

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Verb[edit]

jilt (third-person singular simple present jilts, present participle jilting, simple past and past participle jilted)

  1. (transitive) To cast off capriciously or unfeelingly, as a lover; to deceive in love.
    • John Locke (1632-1705)
      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.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 8, The Celebrity:
      The humor of my proposition appealed more strongly to Miss Trevor than I had looked for, and from that time forward she became her old self again; for, even after she had conquered her love for the Celebrity, the mortification of having been jilted by him remained.

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Turkmen[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Arabic جلد (jild, skin, hide).

Noun[edit]

jilt (definite accusative [[{{{1}}}#Turkmen|{{{1}}}]], plural [[{{{2}}}#Turkmen|{{{2}}}]])

  1. skin