Origin of jauntfrom uncertain or unknown; perhaps
An example of a jaunt is a weekend away at a bed and breakfast.
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.
- In addition, opt for skin safe glue to affix the beard to avoid any embarrassing mishaps during your jaunt as Santa.
- The best daytime scoops of the last decade include Genie Francis returning to General Hospital after a very public breakup with the producers of the show and Laura's subsequent insanity jaunt.
- Fashion-forward parents around the globe can now make like Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt as they take their little ones in hand, and jaunt off to the park for an impromptu family picnic.
- Kate's bikini bod made headlines and her now infamous tummy tuck was the subject of several magazine cover stories during her early summer beach jaunt will all eight of her kids minus her hubby Jon.
- All you really need to do is take a short jaunt through musical history, survey the evolution of emo music, and decide which hairstyle best reflects your understanding of emo-ness.