Definition of jaunt noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//dʒɔːnt//
; NAmE NAmE//dʒɔːnt//
(old-fashioned or humorous) Types of holiday/vacation
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a short journey that you make for pleasure synonym excursion See related entries: Types of holiday/vacation Word Originlate 16th cent.: of unknown origin. Originally depreciatory, early senses included ‘tire a horse out by riding it up and down’, ‘traipse about’, and (as a noun) ‘troublesome journey’. The current positive sense dates from the mid 17th cent.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: jaunt