\ 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


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

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 Follow this road, and it’s not too long a jaunt until Copilot-style AI is in the hands of the billions of people who can’t code at all. Clive Thompson, Wired, 15 Mar. 2022 On the wheels of Bentley’s five-day British road trip, Iconic Luxury Hotels has joined forces with Luxury Vacations UK to create a new jaunt for discerning travelers. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 15 Mar. 2022 While the front seats are plenty comfortable, the back seats are cramped even for anything more than a quick jaunt across town. Joe Lorio, Car and Driver, 3 Mar. 2022 The first leg of the Artemis mission—an uncrewed, 25-day jaunt around the moon—is scheduled to launch sometime this spring. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, 17 Mar. 2022 The house is also a short jaunt from Brentwood and Pacific Palisades, and roughly 15 miles from Los Angeles International Airport. Neal Leitereg, Forbes, 30 Aug. 2021 This weekend’s jaunt to Fiola Mare seemed almost inevitable: The Georgetown restaurant is known for accommodating VIPs (and their security details) from the Obamas to Oprah, and classic Italian fare is known to be a favorite in the Biden household. Washington Post, 18 Oct. 2021 During one July jaunt to Gowanus in Brooklyn, Mr. Brown noted purple sprouts of sticky nightshade, a plant native to South America. New York Times, 20 Mar. 2021 By this time, his daughter had returned from a solo jaunt along the basin, bedecked in a cherry blossom cardigan, necklace and headband. Washington Post, 23 Mar. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Urbanites can simply jaunt over to The Brooklyn Botanical Garden to get their fall foliage fix. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, 30 July 2021 No need to send a ref over to a monitor or for the umps to jaunt over to the dugout to put on the silly headphones and waste 5 minutes. Paul Uhls, Cincinnati.com, 3 Jan. 2020 In a collapsing pocket, Edwards-Helaire made the saving block to provide Burrow with enough time to find receiver Justin Jefferson, who broke a tackle and jaunted 61 yards for the game-securing touchdown. Ross Dellenger, SI.com, 17 Sep. 2019 Beckham jaunted 89 yards to a score that was all about redemption. Lorenzo Reyes, USA TODAY, 16 Sep. 2019 The buttons proliferated, as the couple jaunted from souk to estate sale to thrift shop and bought buttons lustily. Troy Patterson, The New Yorker, 10 Sep. 2019 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, 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, 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, 3 Jan. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of jaunt


1592, in the meaning defined at sense 2


1575, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for jaunt

Noun and Verb

origin unknown

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Last Updated

8 May 2022

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“Jaunt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jaunt. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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Kids Definition of jaunt

: a short pleasure trip

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