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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.

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Origin of saunter

First recorded in 1660–70; of uncertain origin

OTHER WORDS FROM saunter

saun·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 forms of saunter

saunterer, noun

Word Origin for saunter

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