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Meaning of JAUNTY

Pronunciation:  'jontee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  having a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air; "looking chipper, like a man...diverted by his own wit"- Frances G. Patton; "life that is gay, brisk, and debonair"- H.M.Reynolds; "walked with a jaunty step"; "a jaunty optimist"
  2. [adj]  marked by smartness in dress and manners; "a dapper young man"; "a jaunty red hat"

JAUNTY is a 6 letter word that starts with J.


 Synonyms: cheerful, chipper, dapper, dashing, debonair, debonaire, fashionable, natty, raffish, rakish, smart, snappy, spiffy, spruce, stylish



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Jaun"ty\, a. [Compar. {Jauntier}; superl. {Jauntiest}.]
[Formerly spelt janty, fr. F. gentil. See {Gentle}, and cf.
Airy; showy; finical; hence, characterized by an affected or
fantastical manner.

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