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jilt  (jlt)
tr.v. jilt·ed, jilt·ing, jilts
To deceive or drop (a lover) suddenly or callously.
One who discards a lover.

[Possibly from obsolete jilt, harlot, alteration of gillot, diminutive of gille, woman, girl, from Middle English; see gill4.]

jilt  /dlt/  v. [T] to desert a friend or loved one without warning: He saw her every day, then jilted her. jilt

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