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JILTON

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(N.) 'jil-tun  The jilton—shorthand for ‘jilted from the Hilton’— is the window of time you must fill when you have to check out of your hotel when it’s far too early to go to the airport. Usage: “Damn-I’ve got a 5-hour jilton between check-out and check-in.”

—§An egret’s plume to Susan Orlean for seeking the name for this phenomenon. And buy the Wordbirds book for other useful new travel coinages, like Baggatory,  Berlitzkrieg, and Nyet-Setters—§