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jaunty (adj.)

also janty, jantee, etc., 1660s, "elegant, stylish," an imperfect or jocular attempt to render into English the contemporary pronunciation of French gentil "nice, pleasing," in Old French "noble" (see gentle). Meaning "easy and sprightly in manner" first attested 1670s. The same French word otherwise was Englished as genteel. Related: Jauntily; jauntiness.

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Definitions of jaunty from WordNet

jaunty (adj.)
marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners;
a jaunty red hat
jaunty (adj.)
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
Synonyms: chipper / debonair / debonaire
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