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Sunday, April 14

Jaunt

[/jônt/]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Uncertain

1.

A short trip taken for pleasure

2.

A brief journey

Examples of Jaunt in a sentence

"A weekend isn't long enough for much more than a jaunt, but it can still be fun."

"I wanted to go on a longer trip but only had enough money saved for a brief jaunt."

About Jaunt

If you've got a long weekend coming up, it may be time for a jaunt. You might not be able to backpack across Europe or fly 10 time zones away, but there's something to be said for those brief, rejuvenating trips that don't require too much time or money.

Did you Know?

The word jaunt dates back to the 16th century, but its precise origins are uncertain.

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