What does the word jaunty mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Jauntily.

  • Part of speech: noun


  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Careless; sprightly.

Usage examples for jaunty

  1. " The end of last week, sir," said the man, with a jaunty air. – The Case of Richard Meynell by Mrs. Humphrey Ward
  2. Dick was next on the batting list, and he strode to the plate with his usual jaunty step. – Bert Wilson's Fadeaway Ball by J. W. Duffield
  3. He passed through the door, which was being held open for him, for the Squire had already rung, and went down the stairs with jaunty step. – The Red Derelict by Bertram Mitford