Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Briskly; airily; gaily. Also spelled jantily.

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

  • adverb In a jaunty manner.

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

  • adverb In an airy, showy, or affected manner.
  • adverb In a dapper or stylish manner.
  • adverb In an ostentatiously self-confident manner.

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

  • adverb in a jaunty fashionable manner

Etymologies

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From jaunty +‎ -ly.

Examples

  • His was the gait of the wolf, smooth, tireless and effortless, and at the end of fifty miles he would come in jauntily ahead of the horse.

    The Call of Kind

  • The logical end of this unholy union of advertising ideas means that all the band/football/etc. parents bedeck themselves in jauntily-supportive orange.

    The Great Marching Band Meet

  • His was the gait of the wolf, smooth, tireless, and effortless, and at the end of fifty miles he would come in jauntily ahead of the horse.

    The Call of Kind

  • On page four of the deed for his new apartment, Mr. Edelman inked his name jauntily on the ...

    BNET Articles

  • “Welcome, Sam McGowan,” the man in white called jauntily.

    Priceless

  • “Welcome, Sam McGowan,” the man in white called jauntily.

    Priceless

  • Susan finished with a burst of sorrow, which was opportunely broken by the voice of Mrs Pipchin talking downstairs; on hearing which, she dried her red and swollen eyes, and made a melancholy feint of calling jauntily to Mr Towlinson to fetch a cab and carry down her boxes.

    Dombey and Son

  • a melancholy feint of calling jauntily to Mr Towlinson to fetch a cab and carry down her boxes.

    Dombey and Son

  • See with what a smart, decisive air he wears his hat -- "jauntily," as

    Lha Dhu; Or, The Dark Day The Works of William Carleton, Volume Two

  • That bragging badge of patriotism sits jauntily on jackets, hats and shirts today, boasting of the user's dedication to the democratic process.

    'I voted!' elections 2010 stickers going digital

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  • Nevertheless we are conscious of being falsely deluding,

    when we say jauntily 'Oh! I shall be out of here soon!'

    - Peter Reading, C, 1984

    September 28, 2008