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jaunt

[ jawnt, jahnt ]
/ dʒɔnt, dʒɑnt /
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noun

a short journey, especially one taken for pleasure.

verb (used without object)

to make a short journey.

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Origin of jaunt

First recorded in 1560–70; origin uncertain
jaunt·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for jaunt

jaunt
/ (dʒɔːnt) /

noun

a short pleasurable excursion; outing

verb

(intr) to go on such an excursion
jauntingly, adverb
C16: of unknown origin
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