jaunt

[jawnt, jahnt]
noun
1.
a short journey, especially one taken for pleasure.
verb (used without object)
2.
to make a short journey.

Origin:
1560–70; origin uncertain

jauntingly, adverb
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jaunt (dʒɔːnt)
 
n
1.  a short pleasurable excursion; outing
 
vb
2.  (intr) to go on such an excursion
 
[C16: of unknown origin]
 
'jauntingly
 
adv

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Word Origin & History

jaunt
1678 in modern sense, earlier meaning "tiresome journey" (1592), originally "to ride a horse in such a way as to tire him" (1572), of unknown origin, probably from some obscure O.Fr. word.
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Example sentences
Mission specialists estimate that a round trip jaunt to an asteroid would take
  about six months.
Here are two that caught my eye on my morning jaunt through the pits.
Instead, her comment was received as a shocking admission of failure, and the
  mysterious jaunt as a stunt.
Ample storage and hydration for a comfortable all-day jaunt.
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