vaunty

[ vawn-tee, vahn- ]
/ ˈvɔn ti, ˈvɑn- /

adjective Scot.

boastful; vain.

Origin of vaunty

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

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

    Targum|George Borrow
  • 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