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JAUNTY (jauntier, jauntiest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does jaunty mean? 

JAUNTY (adjective)
  The adjective JAUNTY has 2 senses:

1. marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners
2. having a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air

  Familiarity information: JAUNTY used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


JAUNTY (adjective)


Sense 1jaunty [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners

Synonyms:

spiffy; rakish; raffish; natty; jaunty; dapper; spruce; dashing; snappy

Context examples:

a dapper young man / a jaunty red hat

Similar:

fashionable; stylish (being or in accordance with current social fashions)


Sense 2jaunty [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air

Synonyms:

chipper; debonair; debonaire; jaunty

Context examples:

looking chipper, like a man...diverted by his own wit / life that is gay, brisk, and debonair / walked with a jaunty step / a jaunty optimist

Similar:

cheerful (being full of or promoting cheer; having or showing good spirits)


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