To suddenly end a romantic relationship with someone or to reject them after leading them on.
From middle english gylt, jilt, from old english gylt, from the germanic root *geltaz, related to middle low german gelt, guilt, fine.
- He was jilted by his girlfriend just before the wedding.
- She jilted him for another man.
- It was cruel of her to jilt him after leading him on for so long.
- Many men have been jilted by their significant other.
- Jilting someone can be a painful experience.