[ jawnt, jahnt ]
/ dʒɔnt, dʒɑnt /


a short journey, especially one taken for pleasure.

verb (used without object)

to make a short journey.

Origin of jaunt

First recorded in 1560–70; origin uncertain

Related forms

jaunt·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for jaunt


/ (dʒɔːnt) /


a short pleasurable excursion; outing


(intr) to go on such an excursion

Derived Forms

jauntingly, adverb

Word Origin for jaunt

C16: of unknown origin
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