- The definition of a jaunt is a short vacation.
An example of a jaunt is a weekend away at a bed and breakfast.
Origin of jaunt; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
intransitive verbjaunt·ed, jaunt·ing, jaunts
Origin of jauntOrigin unknown.
(third-person singular simple present jaunts, present participle jaunting, simple past and past participle jaunted)
Compare Scots jaunder to ramble, jaunt to taunt, jeer, dial. Swedish ganta to play the buffoon, romp, jest; perhaps akin to English jump. Compare jaunce.