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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

jilt

verb
     
jilt [transitive]
to suddenly end a close romantic relationship with someone:
She jilted her fiance just before the wedding.

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