Jaunt
Jaunt Jaunt, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Jaunted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Jaunting}.] [Cf. Scot. jaunder to ramble, jaunt to taunt, jeer, dial. Sw. ganta to play the buffoon, romp, jest; perh. akin to E. jump. Cf. {Jaunce}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To ramble here and there; to stroll; to make an excursion. [1913 Webster]

2. To ride on a jaunting car. [1913 Webster]

{Jaunting car}, a kind of low-set open vehicle, used in Ireland, in which the passengers ride sidewise, sitting back to back. [Written also {jaunty car}.] --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]


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  • Jaunt — Jaunt, n. 1. A wearisome journey. [R.] [1913 Webster] Our Savior, meek, and with untroubled mind After his a[ e]ry jaunt, though hurried sore. Hungry and cold, betook him to his rest. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. A short excursion for pleasure or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jaunt — Jaunt, v. t. To jolt; to jounce. [Obs.] Bale. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jaunt — [dʒo:nt US dʒo:nt, dʒa:nt] n a short trip for pleasure ▪ a weekend jaunt …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • jaunt — [ dʒɔnt ] noun count a short trip that you take for fun ╾ jaunt verb intransitive …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • jaunt — jaunt·ing·ly; jaunt; …   English syllables

  • jaunt — ► NOUN ▪ a short excursion for pleasure. ► VERB ▪ go on a jaunt. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • jaunt — index perambulate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • jaunt — (n.) 1670s in modern sense of short pleasure trip, earlier tiresome journey (1590s), earlier as a verb, tire a horse by riding back and forth on it (1560s), of unknown origin, perhaps from some obscure Old French word. As a verb in the modern… …   Etymology dictionary

  • jaunt — n excursion, *journey, trip, tour, voyage, cruise, expedition, pilgrimage …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • jaunt — [n] expedition adventure, airing, amble, beat, canter, circuit, constitutional, course, cruise, drive, excursion, frolic, gallop, hike, jog, journey, junket, march, outing, patrol, peregrination, picnic, promenade, prowl, ramble, ride, round,… …   New thesaurus

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