Definition of Jaunty

1. Adjective. Marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners. "A jaunty red hat"




2. Adjective. Having a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air. "A jaunty optimist"
Exact synonyms: Chipper, Debonair, Debonaire
Similar to: Cheerful
Derivative terms: Jauntiness

Definition of Jaunty

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

Definition of Jaunty

1. Adjective. Airy; showy; finical; hence, characterized by an affected or fantastical manner. ¹

2. Adjective. Dapper or stylish. ¹

3. Adjective. Ostentatiously self-confident. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Jaunty

1. having a lively and self-confident manner [adj -TIER, -TIEST] : JAUNTILY [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jaunty

jaunted
jauntee
jaunter
jaunters
jauntie
jauntier
jaunties
jauntiest
jauntily
jauntiness
jauntinesses
jaunting
jaunting car
jauntingly
jaunts
jaunty (current term)
jaunty car
jaup
jauped
jauping
jaups
java
javac
javacs
javaite
javaites
javanais
javanite
javanites
javap

Literary usage of Jaunty

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1. The Expositor edited by Samuel Cox, William Robertson Nicoll, James Moffatt (1877)
"points; but he assumes a hope he does not really feel, and in a somewhat jaunty and insincere tone promises the afflicted patriarch a happy issue out of all ..."

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