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Definitions for jaunty
ˈdʒɔn ti, ˈdʒɑn-jaun·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dapper, dashing, jaunty, natty, raffish, rakish, spiffy, snappy, spruceadjective

    marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners

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

  2. chipper, debonair, debonaire, jauntyadjective

    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. jauntyadjective

    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. jauntyadjective

    Dapper or stylish.

    He wore a jaunty outfit that was all the rage.

  3. jauntyadjective

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


  1. jaunty

    Ubuntu releases are made semiannually by Canonical Ltd, the developers of the Ubuntu operating system, using the year and month of the release as a version number. The first Ubuntu release, for example, was Ubuntu 4.10 and was released on 20 October 2004. Consequently, version numbers for future versions are provisional; if the release is delayed until a different month (or even year) to that planned, the version number will change accordingly.Canonical schedules Ubuntu releases to occur approximately one month after GNOME releases, resulting in each Ubuntu release including a newer version of GNOME.Every fourth release, occurring in the second quarter of even-numbered years, has been designated as a long-term support (LTS) release. The desktop version of LTS releases for 10.04 and earlier were supported for three years, with server version support for five years. LTS releases 12.04 and newer are freely supported for five years. Through the ESM paid option, support can be extended even longer, up to a total of ten years for 18.04. The support period for non-LTS releases is 9 months. Prior to 13.04, it had been 18 months.


  1. jaunty

    Jaunty refers to something or someone that is lively, confident, stylish, and exhibits a carefree and self-assured manner. It can also refer to an appearance or action that is attractively lively and animated.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jaunty

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

  2. Etymology: [Formerly spelt janty, fr. F. gentil. See Gentle, and cf. Genty.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Jaunty

    Janty, jänt′i, adj. airy: showy: finical.—adv. Jaunt′ily.—n. Jaunt′iness. [Fr. gentil.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. jaunty

    A vessel in showy condition; dressed in flags.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of jaunty in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of jaunty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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  • animado, desenvuelto, alegreSpanish
  • شادی آورPersian
  • kopea, leuhka, itsevarma, tyylikäsFinnish
  • désinvolteFrench
  • קַלִילHebrew
  • jauntyJapanese
  • luchtigDutch
  • изысканный, стильный, беспечный, развязный, показной, изящный, небрежныйRussian
  • 轻松活泼Chinese

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    steering mechanism for a vessel; a mechanical device by which a vessel is steered
    A canopy
    B jab
    C dint
    D helm

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