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saunter

[sawn-ter, sahn-] /ˈsɔn tər, ˈsɑn-/
verb (used without object)
1.
to walk with a leisurely gait; stroll:
sauntering through the woods.
noun
2.
a leisurely walk or ramble; stroll.
3.
a leisurely gait.
Origin of saunter
1660-1670
1660-70; of uncertain origin
Related forms
saunterer, noun
Synonyms
1–3. amble, ramble, meander.
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  • Out of the church at that moment, grand air and all, sauntered Peter Blood.

    Captain Blood Rafael Sabatini
  • Presently he sauntered out: the morning stir was just beginning in the village.

  • Stuart pushed back his chair, and sauntered from the room in Peters wake.

    Twos and Threes G. B. Stern
  • I asked Charley one day, as we sauntered with our cigars on the terrace of the Adelphi.

    Wilfrid Cumbermede George MacDonald
  • "Of course it is," agreed Lorimer, who just then sauntered in from his cabin.

    Thelma Marie Corelli
  • Then he sauntered back to his work with his pipe under full blast.

    The Law-Breakers Ridgwell Cullum
  • There was a moment or two of dead silence as he sauntered forward with Field.

    The Odds Ethel M. Dell
  • Arrived at the rendezvous, Fandor sauntered along, awaiting developments.

    A Nest of Spies Pierre Souvestre
British Dictionary definitions for sauntered

saunter

/ˈsɔːntə/
verb (intransitive)
1.
to walk in a casual manner; stroll
noun
2.
a leisurely pace or stroll
3.
a leisurely old-time dance
Derived Forms
saunterer, noun
Word Origin
C17 (meaning: to wander aimlessly), C15 (to muse): of obscure origin
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Word Origin and History for sauntered

saunter

v.

late 15c., santren "to muse, be in reverie," of uncertain origin despite many absurd speculations. Meaning "walk with a leisurely gait" is from 1660s, and may be a different word. Klein suggests this sense of the word derives via Anglo-French sauntrer (mid-14c.) from French s'aventurer "to take risks," but OED finds this "unlikely." Related: Sauntered; sauntering.

n.

"a leisurely stroll," 1828, from saunter (v.). Earlier it meant "idle occupation, diversion" (1728).

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