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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jaunty  \Jaun"ty\,  a.  [Compar.  {Jauntier};  superl.  {Jauntiest}.] 
  [Formerly  spelt  janty,  fr  F.  gentil.  See  {Gentle},  and  cf 
  {Genty}.] 
  Airy;  showy;  finical;  hence  characterized  by  an  affected  or 
  fantastical  manner. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  jaunty 
  adj  1:  marked  by  smartness  in  dress  and  manners;  "a  dapper  young 
  man";  "a  jaunty  red  hat"  [syn:  {dapper},  {dashing},  {natty}, 
  {raffish},  {rakish},  {smart},  {snappy},  {spruce}] 
  2:  having  a  cheerful,  lively,  and  self-confident  air;  "looking 
  chipper,  like  a  man...diverted  by  his  own  wit"-  Frances  G. 
  Patton;  "life  that  is  gay,  brisk,  and  debonair"- 
  H.M.Reynolds;  "walked  with  a  jaunty  step";  "a  jaunty 
  optimist"  [syn:  {chipper},  {debonair},  {debonaire}] 




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