Jaunt meaning

jônt, jänt
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The definition of a jaunt is a short vacation.

An example of a jaunt is a weekend away at a bed and breakfast.

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To make a short journey.
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To take a short trip for pleasure.
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Such a trip; excursion.
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(archaic) A wearisome journey.
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A short excursion for pleasure or refreshment; a ramble; a short journey.
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(intransitive) To ramble here and there; to stroll; to make an excursion.
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(intransitive) To ride on a jaunting car.
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A short trip or excursion, usually for pleasure; an outing.
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Origin of jaunt

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary