jaunt

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Etymology[edit]

Compare Scots jaunder (to ramble, jaunt to taunt, jeer), dialectal Swedish ganta (to play the buffoon, romp, jest); perhaps akin to English jump. Compare jaunce. Modern usage likely influenced by jaunty.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒɔːnt/
  • (file)
  • (some accents) IPA(key): /ˈdʒɑːnt/
  • Rhymes: -ɔːnt, -ɑːnt

Noun[edit]

jaunt (plural jaunts)

  1. (archaic) A wearisome journey.
  2. A short excursion for pleasure or refreshment; a ramble; a short journey.
    • 1902, John Buchan, The Outgoing of the Tide
      Some days later it happened that young Heriotside was stepping home over the Lang Muir about ten at night, it being his first jaunt from home since his arm had mended.

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Verb[edit]

jaunt (third-person singular simple present jaunts, present participle jaunting, simple past and past participle jaunted)

  1. (intransitive) To ramble here and there; to stroll; to make an excursion.
  2. (intransitive) To ride on a jaunting car.
  3. (transitive, obsolete) To jolt; to jounce.
    • 1818, Cobbett's Weekly Political Register:
      To get into a Grecian car, and to be drawn, with Minerva at his back [] four or five miles through the streets of London‥after having quietly suffered himself to be jaunted about in this manner

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