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saunter

[ sawn-ter, sahn- ]
/ ˈsɔn tər, ˈsɑn- /
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verb (used without object)

to walk with a leisurely gait; stroll: sauntering through the woods.

noun

a leisurely walk or ramble; stroll.
a leisurely gait.

RELATED WORDS

sashay, traipse, ramble, toddle, loiter, mosey, roam, mope, meander, amble, wander, constitutional, walk, promenade, turn, airing, stump, percolate, linger, tarry

Nearby words

sauna, sauncy, saundby's test, saunders, saundra, saunter, saurashtra, saurel, saurian, saurischian, sauropod

Origin of saunter

First recorded in 1660–70; of uncertain origin
SYNONYMS FOR saunter
Related formssaun·ter·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for saunter

saunter

/ (ˈsɔːntə) /

verb (intr)

to walk in a casual manner; stroll

noun

a leisurely pace or stroll
a leisurely old-time dance
Derived Formssaunterer, noun

Word Origin for saunter

C17 (meaning: to wander aimlessly), C15 (to muse): of obscure origin
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