jilt

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v jilt cast aside capriciously or unfeelingly "jilt a lover or a bride"
    • n jilt a woman who jilts a lover
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Jilt A woman who capriciously deceives her lover; a coquette; a flirt.
    • v. t Jilt To cast off capriciously or unfeelingly, as a lover; to deceive in love.
    • v. i Jilt To play the jilt; to practice deception in love; to discard lovers capriciously.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n jilt One who discards another, after holding the relation of a lover.
    • jilt To discard after treating or encouraging as a lover; trick in love.
    • jilt To play the jilt; practise deception in love.
    • n jilt Same as gillet.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Jilt jilt a woman who encourages a lover and then rejects him
    • v.t Jilt to encourage and then discard a lover
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Contr. fr. Scot. jillet, a giddy girl, a jill-flirt, dim. of jill, a jill

Usage

In literature:

His princess Micheline is a silly jilt before marriage and a sillier "door-mat" (as some women call others) of a wife.
"A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2" by George Saintsbury
They want to see him either marrying for love, or jilted in his youth for a richer man.
"Robert Orange" by John Oliver Hobbes
Six cases of nervous illness are reported as due, either to separation or jilting.
"A Preliminary Study of the Emotion of Love between the Sexes" by Sanford Bell
Only I shouldn't consider it honourable to jilt Prosy, even for the sake of remaining single.
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
He says she was jilted, and that she will never get a husband.
"Phoebe, Junior" by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
She jilted young Zahn when this new man took up the running.
"The Tale of Timber Town" by Alfred Grace
He is still sore from his jilting.
"Olive in Italy" by Moray Dalton
She jilted him with a jolt that knocked his heart out of his mouth.
"In a Little Town" by Rupert Hughes
One fatal day he became enamoured of a creole coquette, who cruelly jilted him.
"The Pearl of the Antilles, or An Artist in Cuba" by Walter Goodman
If she had been jilted for the sake of another woman it would have been quite a different matter.
"The Missionary" by George Griffith
Oh for a sight of the girl he jilted!
"Robinetta" by Kate Douglas Wiggin
Can a woman not find out she has been jilted without risking a bloodvessel?
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 367, May 1846" by Various
No man ever jilts a woman, and broken engagements are almost unknown.
"The Etiquette of Engagement and Marriage" by G. R. M. Devereux
I'll promise to give it back if ever I want to jilt you.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
It would be the talk of the whole country if Hubert Varrick jilted you.
"Kidnapped at the Altar" by Laura Jean Libbey
Beware of giving: For when once your Mistress hath the Present in her Clutches, she may answer jilting you to her Prudence.
"The Lovers Assistant, or, New Art of Love" by Henry Fielding
He is a pleasant fellow, and would jilt you creditably.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
You don't think I've jilted you, do you?
"By Birth a Lady" by George Manville Fenn
Sylvia Kippenberg jilted at the altar!
"Danger at the Drawbridge" by Mildred A. Wirt
Never in all his wildest dreams had he pictured himself a jilted man!
"The Man with the Double Heart" by Muriel Hine
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In poetry:

“I cannot cut my kin at will,
Or jilt the protoplastic germ;
I am sister to the microbe still,
And second-cousin to the worm!”
"A Ballad Of A Bun" by Sir Owen Seaman
Like him, a man of later day
Was jilted by the maid he sought,
And from her presence turned away,
Consumed by burning, bitter thought.
"Then And Now" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
I must wait till my breast is wilted.
I must wait till my back is bowed,
I must rock in the corner, jilted-
Death went galloping down the road.
"The Trifler" by Dorothy Parker
"Frae thy jilted lad what gift mun thou get?
(T' lairocks sing sae sweetly, O!))
Twee lucky-steanes, or fine ear-rings o' jet,
When t' tide cooms hoamin' in?"
"Jenny Storm" by F W Moorman
Then over the seasonless sea he came,
And jocundly answered her, name for name,
And, falsely flitting from copse to cover,
Made musical mock of the jilted lover.
"The Passing Of Spring" by Alfred Austin
So, fill your pipe! and, ere we mount, we'll drink another nip -
Here's how that West by North again may prove a lucky trip;
Then back again - I trust you'll find your best girl's merry face,
Or, if she jilts you, may you get a better in her place.
"West" by Harry Breaker Morant

In news:

The Jilted , Juxtaposed Mind of Anders Breivik.
Jilted bride attempts to jump out window in wedding dress.
Seattle's NBA fans jilted again.
'Fall' a jilted stuntman's tale.
Queens brides jilted by shop's sudden closing.
Via Spain, a Jilted Gypsy and a Love Triangle.
Joe Miller , the Alaska Republican Senate nominee who--virtually everyone but him now agrees--lost his bid to Alaska Republican Sen Lisa Murkowski, is starting to resemble the jilted suitor who refuses to get the message.
Jilted bride attempts to jump out window in wedding dress.
The Jilted, Juxtaposed Mind of Anders Breivik.
'Fall' a jilted stuntman 's tale.
If Arkansas had played at Georgia months after Bobby Petrino jilted the Atlanta Falcons for the Razorbacks in 2007, he could have expected a vile reception.
Entry denied, jilted drinker stabs bar's bouncer with screwdriver.
Globes mostly dwell on cable , jilt broadcast fare.
Globes mostly dwell on cable, jilt broadcast fare .
No fury like that of jilted Silvertips fans.
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