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vaunty

[vawn-tee, vahn-]
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adjective Scot.
  1. boastful; vain.
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Origin of vaunty

First recorded in 1715–25; vaunt + -y1
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Examples from the Web for vaunty

Historical Examples

  • No wonder that our apathy annoyed the parties, who had so just a reason to "be vaunty" of so expensive an establishment!

    Barn and the Pyrenees

    Louisa Stuart Costello

  • Then the Scots would fain be at home again, Their vaunty spirits leave them.

    Targum

    George Borrow