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[vawn-tee, vahn-] /ˈvɔn ti, ˈvɑn-/
adjective, Scot.
boastful; vain.
Origin of vaunty
First recorded in 1715-25; vaunt + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • No wonder that our apathy annoyed the parties, who had so just a reason to "be vaunty" of so expensive an establishment!

    Barn and the Pyrenees

    Louisa Stuart Costello
  • Then the Scots would fain be at home again, Their vaunty spirits leave them.

    Targum George Borrow

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