- a short journey, especially one taken for pleasure.
- to make a short journey.
Origin of jaunt
Related Words for jauntingwinding, roving, fly, trek, proceed, wend, traverse, roam, wander, ramble, travel, swing, explore, cruise, sail, migrate, move, visit, drive, cross
Examples from the Web for jaunting
Historical Examples of jaunting
"The jaunting car it was that ran away with her," says Judy.Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10)
His house was soon well furnished: she made him get her a jaunting car.Handy Andy, Volume One
Its one of the patriots of 98, said the jaunting car driver.One Irish Summer
William Eleroy Curtis
We shall certainly have you jaunting off to London some day.The Head Girl at the Gables
It, therefore, became necessary that she should ask her grandfather to lend her the jaunting car.Can You Forgive Her?
- a short pleasurable excursion; outing
- (intr) to go on such an excursion
Word Origin for jaunt
Word Origin and History for jaunting
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.