jaunts

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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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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