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jaunty

adjective jaun·ty \ˈjn-tē, ˈjän-\

: lively in manner or appearance : having or suggesting a lively and confident quality

jaun·ti·erjaun·ti·est

Full Definition of JAUNTY

1
archaic
a :  stylish
b :  genteel
2
:  sprightly in manner or appearance :  lively <sporting a jaunty red beret> <a jaunty stroll>
jaun·ti·ly \ˈjn-tə-lē, ˈjän-\ adverb
jaun·ti·ness \ˈjn-tē-nəs, ˈjän-\ noun
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Examples of JAUNTY

  1. He struck a jaunty pose for the camera.
  2. She was wearing a jaunty white cap.

Origin of JAUNTY

modification of French gentil
First Known Use: 1662

Rhymes with JAUNTY

JAUNTILY Defined for Kids

jaunty

adjective jaun·ty \ˈjn-tē\
jaun·ti·erjaun·ti·est

Definition of JAUNTY for Kids

:  lively in manner or appearance <He approached with a jaunty walk.>
jaun·ti·ly \ˈjn-tə-lē\ adverb
jaun·ti·ness \ˈjn-tē-nəs\ noun

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