Definitions for: Jaunt


[n] a journey taken for pleasure; "many summer excursions to the shore"; "it was merely a pleasure trip"; "after cautious sashays into the field"
[v] make a trip for pleasure



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.]
1. To ramble here and there; to stroll; to make an excursion.

2. To ride on a jaunting car.

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.


Jaunt, v. t.
To jolt; to jounce. [Obs.] --Bale.


Jaunt, n.
1. A wearisome journey. [R.]

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.

2. A short excursion for pleasure or refreshment; a ramble; a
short journey.

Synonyms: excursion, expedition, junket, outing, pleasure trip, sashay, travel, trip

See Also: airing, commute, field trip, go, journey, journey, journeying, junket, locomote, move, peregrinate, ply, run, travel back and forth, travel to, visit

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Famous Quotes Containing Jaunt:


I've liked lots of people 'til I went on a picnic jaunt with them.

-- Bess Truman (American First Lady)


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