Saunter meaning

sôntər
To walk about idly; stroll.
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To walk at a leisurely pace; stroll.
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A leisurely walk or stroll.
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A leisurely and aimless walk; stroll.
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A leisurely pace.
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To saunter is defined as to stroll or walk slowly.

An example of to saunter is a cat walking from one room to the other.

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A slow, leisurely gait.
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A leisurely walk or stroll.
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A leisurely pace.
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Origin of saunter

  • Probably from Middle English santren to muse

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

  • Etymology unclear. In sense “to stroll", attested 1660s; noun sense “a stroll" attested 1828. Perhaps from earlier term meaning “to muse", late 15th century, from Middle English santren, of Unknown origin. Alternatively, from Anglo-Norman sauntrer (mid 14th century), from French s'aventurer (“to take risks"), but this is considered unlikely; compare Middle English aunter (“adventure"). May be of Germanic origin, with proposed cognates being German schlendern, Danish slentre, Swedish slentra, Icelandic slentr, all meaning “to stroll“. Various fanciful folk etymologies also given.

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