\ 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 Simultaneously, Jennifer Lopez, 53, continued her European jaunt in Capri, Italy, where she was spotted soaking up the sun in a stunning white one-piece swimsuit. Claire Harmeyer, Peoplemag, 7 Aug. 2022 Take a jaunt to any of the several swimming holes near the state capital for relief from the summer sun or paddle board Lady Bird Lake– no motor boats allowed! Ashley Stahl, Forbes, 17 June 2022 Well, at lower speeds and when parked, anyway: Hop on the highway or take a spirited jaunt down your favorite canyon road and that aesthetic continuity is interrupted by the aforementioned retractable spoiler. Bradley Iger, Robb Report, 8 Dec. 2021 Following acquisition of her first Harley-Davidson Road Glide cruiser in 2017, her girlfriend Tammy purchased an Ultra Classic and visited for a brief jaunt, but Pursell witnessed an accident involving Tammy’s motorcycle. Basem Wasef, Robb Report, 14 June 2022 For a 45-minute jaunt around the wharf with your dog, book the tourist friendly Newport Boat Ride. Melissa Kravitz Hoeffner, Forbes, 17 May 2022 For a challenging New York jaunt, head four and a half hours north of New York City to the Adirondacks’ Blue Mountain Lake region, where tough loops like Castle Rock promise a solid day trip. Stephanie Vermillion, Outside Online, 24 Jan. 2022 The dress is 60 years young — but doesn't look a day over 30 — it's been through a lot, and a short jaunt up a flight of stairs apparently is the least of its troubles. Lester Fabian Brathwaite, EW.com, 16 June 2022 Walk out the door and onto a hiking trail, just a short jaunt to the White Mountain Nature Center and Woodland Lake. Roger Naylor, The Arizona Republic, 24 May 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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12 Aug 2022

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“Jaunt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jaunt. Accessed 20 Aug. 2022.

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Kids Definition of jaunt

: a short pleasure trip

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