Definition of jaunt in English:

jaunt

Syllabification: jaunt
Pronunciation: /jônt
 
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noun

  • A short excursion or journey for pleasure: her little jaunt in France was over
    More example sentences
    • Since 1997, Saga has also been running its own cruise business offering everything from three-month round the world cruises to short jaunts to the Norwegian fjords.
    • Still, the longer waits will cause some travelers to reconsider taking certain flights, like those for weekend jaunts or short business trips.
    • I now carry a repair tool and first aid kit on all ski trips, even short jaunts in the pastures behind our house.
    Synonyms
    trip, pleasure trip, outing, excursion, day trip, day out; tour, drive, ride, run; road trip
    informal spin

verb

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  • Go on a short excursion or journey for pleasure: they went jaunting through Ireland
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    • But instead of settling down in a nice semi-detached with Mrs Che, he got bored with the office job, and went jaunting around South America with his biggest gun.
    • I had a really busy September, what with my sister's wedding, jaunting around in DC and Austria that I'm still downloading photos from my camera.
    • Ed Stewart, Radio 2 Disc Jockey has been jaunting off to Pattaya to play golf!

Origin

late 16th century: of unknown origin. Originally depreciatory, early senses included 'tire a horse out by riding it up and down', 'traipse around', and (as a noun) 'troublesome journey.' The current positive sense dates from the mid 17th century.

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