jilt

  • 1Jilt — Jilt, v. i. To play the jilt; to practice deception in love; to discard lovers capriciously. Congreve. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2jilţ — 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 …

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  • 3jilt — jilt·ee; jilt·er; jilt; …

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  • 4Jilt — 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] …

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  • 5Jilt — 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] …

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  • 6jilt — [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 …

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  • 7jilt — [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.) …

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  • 8jilt´er — jilt «jihlt», verb, noun. –v.t. to cast off (a lover or sweetheart) after giving encouragement: »He had the mortification of being jilted by a little boardingschool girl (Washington Irving). SYNONYM(S): reject –n. a woman who casts off a lover… …

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  • 9jilt — index rebuff, reject, spurn Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 10jilt — [ 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

  • 11jilt — [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 …

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  • 12jilt — ► VERB ▪ abruptly break off a relationship with (a lover). ORIGIN originally in the sense «deceive, trick»: of unknown origin …

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  • 13jilt — {{11}}jilt (n.) 1670s, loose, unchaste woman; harlot; also woman who gives hope then dashes it, perhaps ultimately from M.E. gille lass, wench, a familiar or contemptuous term for a woman or girl (mid 15c.), originally a shortened form of woman s …

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  • 14jilt — jilter, n. /jilt/, v.t. 1. to reject or cast aside (a lover or sweetheart), esp. abruptly or unfeelingly. n. 2. a woman who jilts a lover. [1650 60; earlier jilt harlot, syncopated var. of JILLET] * * * …

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  • 15jilt — I. n. Coquette, flirt. II. v. a. Trick or deceive (by playing the jilt). III. v. n. Play the jilt …

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  • 16jilt — UK [dʒɪlt] / US verb [transitive] Word forms jilt : present tense I/you/we/they jilt he/she/it jilts present participle jilting past tense jilted past participle jilted informal to tell someone that you want to end your romantic relationship with …

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  • 17jilt — [[t]dʒɪlt[/t]] v. t. 1) to reject or cast aside (a lover or sweetheart), esp. abruptly or unfeelingly 2) a woman who jilts a lover • Etymology: 1650–60 jilt′er, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18jilt — /dʒɪlt / (say jilt) verb (t) 1. to cast off (a lover or sweetheart) after encouragement or engagement. –noun 2. a woman who jilts a lover. {origin uncertain} –jilter, noun …

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  • 19jilt — I. transitive verb Date: 1673 to drop (as a lover) capriciously or unfeelingly • jilter noun II. noun Etymology: alteration of jillet flirtatious girl Date: circa 1674 one who jilts a lover …

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  • 20jilt — 1. noun /dʒɪlt/ A woman who jilts a lover. 2. verb /dʒɪlt/ To cast off capriciously or unfeelingly, as a lover; to deceive in love …

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