Jaunt (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Jaunted; p. pr. & vb. n. Jaunting.] [Cf. Scot. jaunder to ramble, jaunt to taunt, jeer, dial. Sw. ganta to play the buffoon, romp, jest; perh. akin to E. jump. Cf. Jaunce.]

1.

To ramble here and there; to stroll; to make an excursion.

2.

To ride on a jaunting car.

Jaunting car, a kind of low-set open vehicle, used in Ireland, in which the passengers ride sidewise, sitting back to back. [Written also [jaunty car[.]

Thackeray.

 

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Jaunt, v. t.

To jolt; to jounce.

[Obs.]

Bale.

 

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Jaunt, n.

1.

A wearisome journey.

[R.]

Our Savior, meek, and with untroubled mind After his aery jaunt, though hurried sore. Hungry and cold, betook him to his rest. Milton.

2.

A short excursion for pleasure or refreshment; a ramble; a short journey.

 

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