adjective jaun·ty \ˈjn-tē, ˈjän-\

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


Full Definition of JAUNTY

a :  stylish
b :  genteel
:  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

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


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