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jaunty

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adjective jaun·ty \ˈjȯn-tē, ˈjän-\

Simple Definition of jaunty

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

Full Definition of jaunty

jaun·ti·erjaun·ti·est

  1. 1 archaic a :  stylish b :  genteel

  2. 2 :  sprightly in manner or appearance :  lively <sporting a jaunty red beret> <a jaunty stroll>

jaun·ti·ly play \ˈjȯn-tə-lē, ˈjän-\ adverb
jaun·ti·ness play \ˈjȯn-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


JAUNTY Defined for Kids

jaunty

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adjective jaun·ty \ˈjȯn-tē\

Definition of jaunty

jaun·ti·erjaun·ti·est

  1. :  lively in manner or appearance <He approached with a jaunty walk.>

jaun·ti·ly \ˈjȯn-tə-lē\ adverb
jaun·ti·ness \ˈjȯn-tē-nəs\ noun




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