jaunty jaunty  /ˈdʒɔn ti/


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


  1. For a tight and jaunty summary of the week's best blog posts and news articles, visit the Rojo Blog.
  2. Her ready smile and jaunty manner mask a fierce will to win.
  3. When talking to reporters, the squat, jaunty Papadopoulos assured them that he would not be in jail for long.


  • Dancing with the stars overhead

    “Let’s get this party started,” said a little girl dressed to dance in a splashy striped T-shirt and jaunty pink sequined cap.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Payson Roundup


  1. Former Rep. Carrie Meek said Kerry is "fighting against liars and demons. ...... He challenges the man who walks with a jaunty step."
    on Oct 10, 2004 By: Carrie Meek Source: San Diego Union Tribune

  2. "As we approach the launch of Ubuntu 8.10, it's time to create space for future plans......(Jaunty) will be the focus of our efforts from November through to April next year," the project's founder and patron, Mark Shuttleworth, wrote in an...
    on Sep 9, 2008 By: Mark Shuttleworth Source: CNET News

  3. The New York Times' Adam Nagourney praised Huckabee's "easy-going, self-effacing, jaunty style" as his chief political asset.
    on Jan 7, 2008 By: Adam Nagourney Source: Yahoo! News

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