[jawn-tee, jahn-]
adjective, jauntier, jauntiest.
easy and sprightly in manner or bearing: to walk with a jaunty step.
smartly trim, as clothing: a jaunty hat.

1655–65; earlier jentee, juntee < French gentil noble, gentle, genteel with ending taken as -y1

jauntily, adverb
jauntiness, noun
unjaunty, adjective
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jaunty (ˈdʒɔːntɪ)
adj , -tier, -tiest
1.  sprightly, self-confident, and cheerful; brisk: a jaunty step
2.  smart; trim: a jaunty hat
[C17: from French gentil noble; see genteel]

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Word Origin & History

1662, "elegant, stylish," from Fr. gentil "nice, pleasing," from O.Fr. gentil "noble" (see gentle). Form reflects attempt to render Fr. pronunciation of gentil. Meaning "easy and sprightly in manner" first attested 1672.
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Example sentences
Highbrow collectors once hung art from bookcases suspended jauntily with big
  thick ribbons and wire.
However, he works jauntily and enthusiastically, and his car movie isn't the
  retread it might have been.
He is rarely without his flat-top fedora perched jauntily on his head.
The next moment, she danced jauntily with her hands in her pockets.
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