saunter

verb
saun·​ter | \ ˈsȯn-tər How to pronounce saunter (audio) , ˈsän-\
sauntered; sauntering; saunters

Definition of saunter

intransitive verb

: to walk about in an idle or leisurely manner : stroll sauntered slowly down the street

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Other Words from saunter

saunter noun
saunterer \ ˈsȯn-​tər-​ər How to pronounce saunterer (audio) , ˈsän-​ \ noun

Examples of saunter in a Sentence

They sauntered slowly down the street. He sauntered into the store.

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Jennifer Lopez sauntered through Italy’s sunny coast wearing her signature supertight topknot, while actress Jessica Alba let her second-day waves down in Manhattan. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "The 10 Best Beauty Looks: Week of August 13, 2018," 14 Aug. 2018 Whether sauntering the streets of Paris, Milan or Manhattan, Jenner has swapped her acrylic heels and strappy stilettos for a substantial white Adidas sneaker that recalls more than one 80's TV father figure. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Kendall Jenner's Secret For Mile Long Legs Includes a Pair of $1,500 Adidas Sneakers," 24 July 2018 Hinch sauntered from the dugout, the bases now full with nobody out. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Homesick: Astros' woes at MMP continue with shutout loss to Rangers," 12 May 2018 Since Lopez has been known to saunter the streets in an off-duty post-gym bun and crop top, the megawatt airport look hardly comes as a surprise. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Jennifer Lopez Pulls the Ultimate Beauty Power Move at the Airport," 7 Nov. 2018 Throughout the show, frontman Thomas Mars not only ensured that the crowd had the best time ever, but also made his own entertainment a priority -- evidenced by his desire to saunter through the entire crowd (not once, but twice). Lyndsey Havens, Billboard, "Phoenix Residency at Brooklyn Steel: 5 Best Moments From the Fifth and Final Night," 11 July 2018 In the midst of our jet lag revel, Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto happened to saunter in with a delegation from Japan, including a representative of the fugu industry. Mark Rozzo, Town & Country, "Hong Kong Foodie," 1 Nov. 2012 Then, visitors can saunter over to the Warehouse Artists Lofts Public Market to find excellent poke at Fish Face Poke Bar. Molly Sullivan, sacbee, "'A welcome lack of pretension': New York Times discovers Sacramento," 31 May 2018 Peter Quinn would never have been caught dead in it, and the cast and crew took note, diving for their smartphones as Mr. Friend sauntered over to the craft services table for some salami. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, "Rupert Friend Is Tired of Killing," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of saunter

circa 1667, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for saunter

probably from Middle English santren to muse

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Dictionary Entries near saunter

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sauna

saunderswood

saunter

saunteringly

saur-

-saura

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The first known use of saunter was circa 1667

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saunter

verb

English Language Learners Definition of saunter

: to walk along in a slow and relaxed manner

saunter

verb
saun·​ter | \ ˈsȯn-tər How to pronounce saunter (audio) \
sauntered; sauntering

Kids Definition of saunter

: to walk in a slow relaxed way : stroll

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