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Meaning of JAUNT

Pronunciation:  jont

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a journey taken for pleasure; "many summer excursions to the shore"; "it was merely a pleasure trip"; "after cautious sashays into the field"
  2. [v]  make a trip for pleasure

JAUNT is a 5 letter word that starts with J.


 Synonyms: excursion, expedition, junket, outing, pleasure trip, sashay, travel, trip
 See Also: airing, commute, field trip, go, journey, journey, journeying, junket, locomote, move, peregrinate, ply, run, travel back and forth, travel to, visit



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Jaunt\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Jaunted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Jaunting}.] [Cf. Scot. jaunder to ramble, jaunt to taunt,
    jeer, dial. Sw. ganta to play the buffoon, romp, jest; perh.
    akin to E. jump. Cf. {Jaunce}.]
    1. To ramble here and there; to stroll; to make an excursion.
    2. To ride on a jaunting car.
    {Jaunting car}, a kind of low-set open vehicle, used in
       Ireland, in which the passengers ride sidewise, sitting
       back to back. [Written also {jaunty car}.] --Thackeray.
  2. \Jaunt\, v. t.
    To jolt; to jounce. [Obs.] --Bale.
  3. \Jaunt\, n.
    1. A wearisome journey. [R.]
             Our Savior, meek, and with untroubled mind After his
             a["e]ry jaunt, though hurried sore. Hungry and cold,
             betook him to his rest.               --Milton.
    2. A short excursion for pleasure or refreshment; a ramble; a
       short journey.
Thesaurus Terms
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