saunter

verb saun·ter \ ˈsȯn-tər , ˈsän- \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of saunter

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

saunter

noun

saunterer

play \ˈsȯn-tər-ər, ˈsän-\ noun

Examples of saunter in a Sentence

  1. They sauntered slowly down the street.

  2. He sauntered into the store.

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Origin and Etymology of saunter

probably from Middle English santren to muse


SAUNTER Defined for English Language Learners

saunter

verb

Definition of saunter for English Language Learners

  • : to walk along in a slow and relaxed manner


SAUNTER Defined for Kids

saunter

verb saun·ter \ ˈsȯn-tər \

Definition of saunter for Students

sauntered; sauntering
:to walk in a slow relaxed way :stroll


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