Definition of jaunt in English:

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Pronunciation: /dʒɔːnt/


A short excursion or journey made for pleasure: her regular jaunts to Europe
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  • 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.
trip, pleasure trip, outing, excursion, expedition, day trip, day out, mini holiday, short break;
informal junket, spin, tootle, joyride, tool
Scottish informal hurl


[no object]
Go on a short 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!


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

Words that rhyme with jaunt

avaunt, daunt, flaunt, gaunt, haunt, taunt, vaunt

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