Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A short trip or excursion, usually for pleasure; an outing.
  • intransitive verb To make a short journey.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A sneer; gibe; taunt.
  • noun A jolting; a shaking up, as by much walking.
  • noun A ramble; an excursion; a short journey, especially one made for pleasure.
  • noun Synonyms Trip, tour, stroll.
  • noun A felly of a wheel.
  • Same as jaunce.
  • Same as jaunce, 2.
  • To wander here and there; ramble; make an excursion, especially for pleasure.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb obsolete To jolt; to jounce.
  • intransitive verb To ramble here and there; to stroll; to make an excursion.
  • intransitive verb To ride on a jaunting car.
  • intransitive verb a kind of low-set open vehicle, used in Ireland, in which the passengers ride sidewise, sitting back to back.
  • noun rare A wearisome journey.
  • noun A short excursion for pleasure or refreshment; a ramble; a short journey.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun archaic A wearisome journey.
  • noun A short excursion for pleasure or refreshment; a ramble; a short journey.
  • verb intransitive To ramble here and there; to stroll; to make an excursion.
  • verb intransitive To ride on a jaunting car.
  • verb transitive (obsolete) To jolt; to jounce.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a journey taken for pleasure
  • verb make a trip for pleasure

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Origin unknown.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Compare Scots jaunder to ramble, jaunt to taunt, jeer, dial. Swedish ganta to play the buffoon, romp, jest; perhaps akin to English jump. Compare jaunce.

Examples

  • Summer Spain jaunt: The first lady's advisers told her it was not a great idea to take a luxury international vacation in the dog days of summer, when most Americans were planning low-budget staycations.

    Michelle Obama's power moves

  • The most scenic jaunt is the St. Mary Lake tour, which departs from the Rising Sun Boat Dock ($22 per person).

    Exploring Glaciers in Montana

  • Don Palomares (when did you become a DON?), No we haven't made the jaunt from the airport before.

    Directions please - Morelia

  • Don Palomares (when did you become a DON?), No we haven't made the jaunt from the airport before.

    Directions please - Morelia

  • Don Palomares (when did you become a DON?), No we haven't made the jaunt from the airport before.

    Directions please - Morelia

  • Don Palomares (when did you become a DON?), No we haven't made the jaunt from the airport before.

    Directions please - Morelia

  • Don Palomares (when did you become a DON?), No we haven't made the jaunt from the airport before.

    Directions please - Morelia

  • Don Palomares (when did you become a DON?), No we haven't made the jaunt from the airport before.

    Directions please - Morelia

  • Don Palomares (when did you become a DON?), No we haven't made the jaunt from the airport before.

    Directions please - Morelia

  • Don Palomares (when did you become a DON?), No we haven't made the jaunt from the airport before.

    Directions please - Morelia

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