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ˈjȯnt How to pronounce jaunt (audio)
: a usually short journey or excursion undertaken especially for pleasure
a weekend jaunt to the coast
archaic : a tiring trip


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jaunted; jaunting; jaunts

intransitive verb

: to make a usually short journey for pleasure
archaic : to trudge about

Examples of jaunt in a Sentence

Noun a four-day jaunt to the mountains took a leisurely jaunt up to the mountains for the day
Recent Examples on the Web
The War on Drugs have one-off appearances on tap this spring at My Morning Jacket’s One Big Holiday festival in Mexico and at Just Like Heaven in Los Angeles before their summer European jaunt. Spin Staff, SPIN, 26 Feb. 2024 With the announcement of his European jaunt, eight more countries are added to his plans. Lars Brandle, Billboard, 23 Feb. 2024 After all, the pair of hitmakers have a lot on their plates as both artists are scheduled to perform for much of this year, with Rodrigo set to launch her first arena jaunt on Feb. 23 at Acrisure Arena in Palm Springs, Calif. Thania Garcia, Variety, 22 Feb. 2024 But that was nixed in favor of a glamorous wedding shoot and a jaunt to Dubai. Taiia Smart Young, Essence, 14 Feb. 2024 The look is in keeping with an enduring want of all things la dolce vita (Jenner's jaunts to the Italian countryside were instrumental in the rise of last year's Tomato Girl Summer). Calin Van Paris, Vogue, 10 Feb. 2024 Paso Robles, California Uncork that lovin' feeling with a jaunt to California's third-largest wine region (following more famous territories, Napa and Sonoma). Megan Murphy, Travel + Leisure, 18 Jan. 2024 Taylor Swift The pop superstar probably never thought her travel itinerary would include a January jaunt to Buffalo. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, 15 Jan. 2024 According to People, Jenner also brought her recent ex, Bad Bunny, on the jaunt to Barbados. Hanna Lustig, Glamour, 5 Jan. 2024
Piano chords that jaunt along during solos and rise above the swirling, clashing chaos, demanding to be acknowledged. Gustavo Arellano, Los Angeles Times, 14 Feb. 2024 Voyages call upon fewer ports—guests jaunt through yachting playgrounds like Bodrum, Turkey; Malta; Dominica; and Guadeloupe—but linger in each setting. Jessica Puckett, Condé Nast Traveler, 13 Oct. 2023 These boots will keep you comfortable on your feet, whether jaunting through the airport, sightseeing, shopping, or moseying around a networking event. Theresa Holland, Travel + Leisure, 15 Aug. 2023 As an exclusive option for the highest-performance-variant TLX, this gold color is sure to cause at least some gawking while jaunting down the road. Jacob Kurowicki, Car and Driver, 3 Aug. 2023 The Brewers’ lead was 5-1 by the time Perkins jaunted to the plate a second time. Journal Sentinel, 3 June 2023 The foursome jaunted around Asia on a bus on a grand post-pandemic adventure. Maureen O'Hare, CNN, 1 Apr. 2023 In the scene, Larry appears to be sitting on a plane next to J.B. Smoove’s character Leon, which, as GQ notes, is reminiscent of the Season 8 ending, when the longtime pals leave the United States to jaunt around Paris. Ethan Shanfeld, Variety, 28 Mar. 2023 Enter Email Sign Up Sass is back to defend his title in the race, which begins Saturday with a fan-friendly 11-mile (18-kilometer) jaunt through the streets of Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city. Mark Thiessen, BostonGlobe.com, 4 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History


Noun and Verb

origin unknown

First Known Use


1592, in the meaning defined at sense 2


1575, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of jaunt was in 1575

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“Jaunt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jaunt. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition


: a short trip for pleasure
jaunt verb

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