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ADJECTIVE (2)

1. marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners;
- Example: "a dapper young man"
- Example: "a jaunty red hat"
[syn: dapper, dashing, jaunty, natty, raffish, rakish, spiffy, snappy, spruce]

2. having a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air;
- Example: "looking chipper, like a man...diverted by his own wit"- Frances G. Patton
- Example: "life that is gay, brisk, and debonair"- H.M.Reynolds
- Example: "walked with a jaunty step"
- Example: "a jaunty optimist"
[syn: chipper, debonair, debonaire, jaunty]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

jaunty adj 1: marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners; "a dapper young man"; "a jaunty red hat" [syn: dapper, dashing, jaunty, natty, raffish, rakish, spiffy, 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, jaunty]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

87 Moby Thesaurus words for "jaunty": airy, blithe, brave, bravura, braw, breezy, brisk, buoyant, carefree, cheerful, chic, chichi, classy, clothes-conscious, colorful, corky, cosmopolitan, dapper, daring, dashing, debonair, dressed to advantage, dressed to kill, dressy, elegant, exhibitionistic, exquisite, flamboyant, flash, flashing, flashy, flaunting, free and easy, frilly, frisky, frothy, gallant, gay, genteel, glittering, happy, high-spirited, jazzy, jolly, jovial, jubilant, light, lighthearted, lightsome, lively, merry, natty, neat, nifty, nobby, perky, posh, rakish, recherche, resilient, ritzy, sharp, showy, sleek, smart, smug, snazzy, soigne, soignee, sophisticated, spiffy, spirited, splashy, splurgy, sporty, sprightly, spruce, style-conscious, stylish, swank, swanky, swell, tricksy, trig, trim, well-dressed, well-groomed