verb (used without object)
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|Marlow Stern|October 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No flight is ever allowed to take off without a safety demonstration, and this jaunt is no different.
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|Vijai Maheshwari|July 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They even tacked an extra day onto the jaunt, playing hooky that Tuesday.After 44 Years Apart, Mother and Daughter Reunited by Facebook|Nina Strochlic|May 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
There is no reason to think that Palin's jaunt abroad will be any more successful.
The jaunt, if such an expression is applicable, cost him eleven shillings less fourpence.In the Name of the Bodleian and Other Essays|Augustine Birrell
Mrs. Hilary would rather have come without Grandmama, but Grandmama enjoyed the jaunt, as she called it.Dangerous Ages|Rose Macaulay
Tom and Bob had both brought their guns with them, for there might be a chance to use the weapons on this jaunt.Ruth Fielding at Silver Ranch|Alice B. Emerson
Had the good deacon been meditating a jaunt to Texas, the treasures of the mahogany box might have sent him on his way rejoicing.Other Tales and Sketches|Nathaniel Hawthorne
As for Barbara, Ellis seemed smitten, sure enough, but would he be respectful and take good care of her on the jaunt to Laramie?The Lost Wagon|James Arthur Kjelgaard
British Dictionary definitions for jaunt
Word Origin for jaunt
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.