[ vawn-tee, vahn- ]

  1. boastful; vain.

Origin of vaunty

First recorded in 1715–25; vaunt + -y1

Words Nearby vaunty Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use vaunty in a sentence

  • 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