saunterer

saunter

[sawn-ter, sahn-]
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:
1660–70; of uncertain origin

saunterer, noun


1–3. amble, ramble, meander.
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saunter (ˈsɔːntə)
 
vb
1.  to walk in a casual manner; stroll
 
n
2.  a leisurely pace or stroll
3.  a leisurely old-time dance
 
[C17 (meaning: to wander aimlessly), C15 (to muse): of obscure origin]
 
'saunterer
 
n

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saunter
late 15c., santren "to muse, be in reverie," of uncertain origin. Meaning "walk with a leisurely gait" is from 1660s, and may be a different word entirely. Some suggest this word derives via Anglo-Fr. sauntrer (mid-14c.) from Fr. s'aventurer "to take risks," but OED finds this "unlikely." The noun meaning
"a leisurely stroll" is recorded from 1828. Related: Sauntered.
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