Meaning of “jilt” in the English Dictionary

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"jilt" in British English

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jiltverb [ T ]

uk /dʒɪlt/ us /dʒɪlt/

to finish a romantic relationship with someone suddenly and unkindly:

He jilted her for his best friend's sister.
jilted
adjective uk /ˈdʒɪl.tɪd/ us /ˈdʒɪl.tɪd/

Her jilted boyfriend has sworn revenge on her new husband.

(Definition of “jilt” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"jilt" in American English

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jiltverb [ T ]

us /dʒɪlt/

to end a romantic relationship with someone suddenly:

He jilted her for another woman.

(Definition of “jilt” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)