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Definition of jaunty adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    jaunty

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈdʒɔːnti//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒɔːnti//
     
    Happiness, Confident
     
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  1. 1showing that you are feeling confident and pleased with yourself synonym cheerful a jaunty smile a hat set at a jaunty angle See related entries: Happiness, Confident
  2. 2lively a jaunty tune
  3. Word Origin mid 17th cent. (in the sense ‘well-bred, genteel’): from French gentil ‘high-born, noble’ (see gentle, genteel).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: jaunty