- a short journey, especially one taken for pleasure.
- to make a short journey.
Origin of jaunt
Examples from the Web for jaunt
I went back while Lorne [Michaels] was on his 5-year jaunt in the wilderness, and Ebersol was producing.Harry Shearer on Being Nixon, ‘The Simpsons Movie’ Sequel, and Why Obama Should Return His Nobel
October 21, 2014
No flight is ever allowed to take off without a safety demonstration, and this jaunt is no different.Join The Mile High (Dining) Club
September 26, 2014
Our driver for our weekend jaunt into the mountains was right out of central casting.For Ukrainians on Holiday, the Carpathians Are the New Crimea
July 14, 2014
They even tacked an extra day onto the jaunt, playing hooky that Tuesday.After 44 Years Apart, Mother and Daughter Reunited by Facebook
May 7, 2013
There is no reason to think that Palin's jaunt abroad will be any more successful.Palin’s Delusions of Grandeur
June 8, 2011
I reckon he's none gone off for a spoag; he's none gone for a jaunt.The Shadow of a Crime
He didn't expect any Pullman-car jaunt; he could have had that at home.The Gaunt Gray Wolf
A three days' jaunt in a good boat isn't a thing to frighten people like us.Victory
He did not put them on to be painted in—he was out on a jaunt.Six Centuries of Painting
If we had our own misgivings about the end of this jaunt, our companions had none.John Splendid
- a short pleasurable excursion; outing
- (intr) to go on such an excursion
Word Origin and History for jaunt
1670s in modern sense of "short pleasure trip," earlier "tiresome journey" (1590s), earlier as a verb, "tire a horse by riding back and forth on it" (1560s), of unknown origin, perhaps from some obscure Old French word. As a verb in the modern sense from 1640s. Related: Jaunted; jaunting.