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saunter

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intransitive verb saun·ter \ˈsȯn-tər, ˈsän-\

Simple Definition of saunter

  • : to walk along in a slow and relaxed manner

Full Definition of saunter

  1. :  to walk about in an idle or leisurely manner :  stroll <sauntered slowly down the street>

saunter noun
saun·ter·er play \-tər-ər\ noun

Examples of saunter

  1. They sauntered slowly down the street.

  2. He sauntered into the store.



Origin of saunter

probably from Middle English santren to muse


First Known Use: circa 1667

Rhymes with saunter



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