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Date: 1700-1800
Origin: jentee 'polite' (17-18 centuries), from French gentil

jaunty

adjective
     
jaun‧ty
1 showing that you are confident and happy:
He had a jaunty walk.
Her hat was set at a jaunty angle.
2 jaunty music is fast and makes you feel happy:
a jaunty tune
jauntily adverb
jauntiness noun [uncountable]

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