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English definition of “jaunt”

jaunt

noun [C] uk   /dʒɔːnt/ us    /dʒɑːnt/
a short journey for pleasure, sometimes including a stay: a Sunday jaunt into the hills

jaunt

verb [I usually + adv/prep] uk   /dʒɔːnt/ us    /dʒɑːnt/
to go on a jaunt: disapproving He's always jaunting off around the world on business trips, leaving his wife to cope with the babies by herself.
(Definition of jaunt from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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