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jaunt

[jawnt, jahnt] /dʒɔnt, dʒɑnt/
noun
1.
a short journey, especially one taken for pleasure.
verb (used without object)
2.
to make a short journey.
Origin
1560-1570
1560-70; origin uncertain
Related forms
jauntingly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for jaunts

jaunt

/dʒɔːnt/
noun
1.
a short pleasurable excursion; outing
verb
2.
(intransitive) to go on such an excursion
Derived Forms
jauntingly, adverb
Word Origin
C16: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for jaunts

jaunt

n.

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.

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