Definition of jaunt
1 : a usually short journey or excursion undertaken especially for pleasure a weekend jaunt to the coast
2 archaic : a tiring trip
Recent Examples of jaunt from the Web
After a Polish welcome on the first stop of his second jaunt overseas, Trump faces off with world leaders at the G-20 summit in Germany.
There are any number of things that can get misplaced during a jaunt through airport security, including keys, wallet, phone, boarding pass and ID.
The Late Show host is back in the U.S., with a week’s worth of episodes from his trip—but there’s another, bigger reason for his jaunt abroad.
Publicis Groupe’s new boss Arthur Sadoun is making his mark on the annual ad jaunt this year by, er, ordering the French holding company to sit it out next year, Adweek reports.
First up today is a sore spot subject for my family: our annual business jaunt to Las Vegas.
The Royals (26-33) will open a nine-game road trip in San Diego on Friday night, a West Coast jaunt that features matchups with three teams that began the day a combined 29 games under .500.
After a quick jaunt to the private island once owned by Marlon Brando, the newlyweds have been enjoying some time in the land Down Under.
The T-Bolts are set to embark on the longest road trip in franchise history, a 13-game jaunt that begins Tuesday at Lake Erie.
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Origin and Etymology of jaunt
First Known Use: 1592See Words from the same year
Definition of jaunt
1 : to make a usually short journey for pleasure
2 archaic : to trudge about
Examples of jaunt in a Sentence
a four-day jaunt to the mountains
took a leisurely jaunt up to the mountains for the day
JAUNT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of jaunt for English Language Learners
: a brief trip taken for pleasure
JAUNT Defined for Kids
Definition of jaunt for Students
: a short pleasure trip
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