Our driver for our weekend jaunt into the mountains was right out of central casting.
They even tacked an extra day onto the jaunt, playing hooky that Tuesday.
If you're up for a drive and a gorgeous scenic adventure, consider a jaunt to the Drakensberg Mountains.
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 sense from 1640s. Related: Jaunted; jaunting.