Definition of jaunt in English:

jaunt

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Pronunciation: /dʒɔːnt
 
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noun

verb

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  • 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!

Origin

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.

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