jaunt

noun
\ ˈjȯnt , 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

These trolley jaunts between make-believe and reality have given me newfound respect for the mission Fred Rogers was on, for the sake of our children. David G. Allan, CNN, "Mister Rogers, television's polite radical," 8 June 2018 Marrakech, Morocco For East Coasters, a jaunt to this consistently warm hideout takes barely longer than a flight to California. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "Best Places to Visit in November," 20 Sep. 2018 The film’s director, Luca Guadagnino, centered production around the town of Crema, roughly 30 miles east of Milan, and his characters made jaunts to Lake Garda, one of the region’s lakes with an Alpine backdrop. Elaine Glusac, New York Times, "Silver-Screen Travel Inspiration for Oscars Season," 23 Feb. 2018 Even more improbable than Hill’s jaunt on the bases? Andy Mccullough, latimes.com, "Dodgers have an eventful 6-4 win over the Pirates," 5 July 2018 Landlocked Ethiopia had no access to Eritrea’s nearby Red Sea ports, and passengers who wanted to fly from Addis Ababa to Asmara – an 80 minute jaunt – were instead routed on convoluted, daylong paths through the Middle East. Ryan Lenora Brown, The Christian Science Monitor, "After years of unrest, Ethiopia enters new era of openness," 11 July 2018 Westchester Lagoon is a perfect place to start your Coastal Trail jaunt. Yoshina Okamoto, Anchorage Daily News, "Tackle Anchorage’s terrific city trail system," 3 May 2018 Our glutes are responsible for powering us through everything from long runs to tough strength workouts to a simple jaunt up a flight of stairs. Amy Marturana, SELF, "These 4 Butt Exercises Will Fully Work Your Glutes," 12 Oct. 2018 This would make more frequent jaunts between Seattle and the DC area relatively painless. The Economist, "A tale of two WashingtonsIt make sense for Amazon to build its second HQ near Washington," 8 Mar. 2018

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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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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