Definitions for jauntyˈdʒɔn ti, ˈdʒɑn-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

jaun•tyˈdʒɔn ti, ˈdʒɑn-(adj.)-ti•er, -ti•est.

  1. easy and sprightly in manner or bearing:

    to walk with a jaunty step.

  2. smartly trim, as clothing:

    a jaunty hat.

Origin of jaunty:

1655–65; < F gentil noble, gentle, genteel with ending taken as -y1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. dapper, dashing, jaunty, natty, raffish, rakish, spiffy, snappy, spruce(adj)

    marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners

    "a dapper young man"; "a jaunty red hat"

  2. chipper, debonair, debonaire, jaunty(adj)

    having a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air

    "looking chipper, like a man...diverted by his own wit"- Frances G. Patton; "life that is gay, brisk, and debonair"- H.M.Reynolds; "walked with a jaunty step"; "a jaunty optimist"


  1. jaunty(Adjective)

    Airy; showy; finical; hence, characterized by an affected or fantastical manner.

    The courtier was a jaunty fellow, attuned to the esoteric court gossip and attentive to the least beneficial wind of favor blowing from the throne.

  2. jaunty(Adjective)

    Dapper or stylish.

    He wore a jaunty outfit that was all the rage.

  3. jaunty(Adjective)

    Ostentatiously self-confident.

    He walked down the street with a jaunty swaggering step, as if daring others less perfectly satisfied to intrude upon his good mood.

  4. Origin: Formerly spelt janty, from gentil. See gentle, and compare genty.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jaunty

    airy; showy; finical; hence, characterized by an affected or fantastical manner

Translations for jaunty

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


cheerful, bright, lively

a jaunty mood/hat.

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