jaunt

noun
\ ˈjȯnt How to pronounce jaunt (audio) , ˈjänt\

Definition of jaunt

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a usually short journey or excursion undertaken especially for pleasure a weekend jaunt to the coast
2 archaic : a tiring trip

jaunt

verb
jaunted; jaunting; jaunts

Definition of jaunt (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

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

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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: Noun

Looking for an edge in a field of nearly two dozen, Democratic hopefuls are strategizing that early jaunts here could yield valuable delegates for California’s March 3 primary, particularly with new party rules that increase those delegates’ clout. Melanie Mason, latimes.com, "California’s long-overlooked Central Valley holds new allure for 2020 candidates," 4 June 2019 But one lucky visitor's jaunt through Liz's gardens left us eyeing something a little less common: a delightfully quirky, strangely adorable statue of a corgi, the Queen's preferred breed of dog. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "I Need This Amazing Corgi Sculpture in Queen Elizabeth's Garden," 30 May 2019 Those were all work trips, too, though a far cry from the typical business-class jaunt. Vogue, "Why Zazi Vintage’s Jeanne de Kroon Made Her Stunning (Sustainable!) Collection in Afghanistan," 9 May 2019 Plot twist: said retirement actually had a super-short life span, as the veteran fisherman continued to document his off-camera at-sea jaunts via social media shortly after. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "This Is Why 'Deadliest Catch' Won't Feature the Time Bandit Anymore," 28 Apr. 2019 Levine’s days were spent exploring the culture and beaches of Lamu, along with boat-hopping to its neighboring islands and villages before topping off the trip with a quick jaunt to safari in Masai Mara. Monica Mendal, Vogue, "A Designer’s Guide to Lamu Island, Kenya’s Hidden Paradise," 4 Feb. 2019 This April, Post Malone and 21 Savage will hit the road together for an extensive, 28-city jaunt that will take the two rappers -- as well as their openers SOB x RBE -- to major cities, including New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Las Vegas and more. Nerisha Penrose, Billboard, "Post Malone Calls U.S. Government a 'Reality Show' & Praises 50 Cent as 'Legendary' in 'MONTREALITY' Interview," 27 Feb. 2018 Enjoy the natural light and views of the Hudson valley in between outings to pet the animals or jaunt to downtown Beacon, just a short drive away. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Where to Stay in New York's Hudson Valley," 5 Apr. 2019 The first series of jaunts sees Bannon trying to herd the cats who are heading up Europe’s various extreme right-wing political parties into a kind of Justice League of jingoism. Corey Seymour, Vogue, "I Watched the New Steve Bannon Documentary, The Brink, So You Don’t Have To," 27 Mar. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

After toasting to Marino amongst tony tweeds, guests jaunted over to another one of Marino's marvels, The Lobster Club, for a festive family-style dinner including servings of lobster dumplings, tempura mushrooms, and yuzu black bass. Vogue, "Chanel Honors Peter Marino, The Architect Who Completely Redesigned the New York Flagship," 18 Jan. 2019 In the morning, check out the spa—but not before sipping an espresso on your room’s terrace or, better yet, jaunting to the main building for the (impressive) breakfast spread. Laura Giannatempo, Condé Nast Traveler, "A Weekend Road Trip to the Black Forest," 27 June 2018 USA TODAY Sports Mike Leach jaunted off to his vacation home in Key West, Fla., last weekend, shortly after his Washington State football team suffered a 42-17 loss in the Holiday Bowl against Michigan State. Brent Schrotenboer, USA TODAY, "Mike Leach talks injury secrecy, coffee cooling and Pac-12 struggles," 3 Jan. 2018 Lily James is the bold actress tasked with playing young Streep, jaunting all over the Greek isle and singing about various beaux. Yohana Desta, HWD, "Mamma Mia 2 Trailer Takes Us Back to Where It All Began," 21 Dec. 2017 Thanks to these handy rosé wine pouches, those jaunting to picnics, barbecues, and other outdoor events will never have to lug a heavy bottle around again. Zoe Weiner, Glamour, "Electric Rosé Wine Pouches Are Here to Up Your Summertime Wine Game," 23 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of jaunt

Noun

1592, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Verb

1575, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for jaunt

Noun and Verb

origin unknown

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The first known use of jaunt was in 1575

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jaunt

noun

English Language Learners Definition of jaunt

: a brief trip taken for pleasure

jaunt

noun

Kids Definition of jaunt

: a short pleasure trip

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