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Jaunt



[jawnt, jahnt] /dʒɔnt, dʒɑnt/

noun
1.
a short journey, especially one taken for pleasure.
verb (used without object)
2.
to make a short journey.
/dʒɔːnt/
noun
1.
a short pleasurable excursion; outing
verb
2.
(intransitive) to go on such an excursion
n.

1670s in modern sense of “short pleasure trip,” earlier “tiresome journey” (1590s), earlier as a verb, “tire a horse by riding back and forth on it” (1560s), of unknown origin, perhaps from some obscure Old French word. As a verb in the modern sense from 1640s. Related: Jaunted; jaunting.

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