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When it’s WW1 and you want head protection but it’s stylish to wear your helmet at a jaunty angle.
Guess I’ll die.
At least I’ll go out in style.
A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
2. Lively; self-confident.
In the beginning the word meant well-bred. From French gentil (nice), from Old French gentil (noble), from Latin gens (clan). Earliest documented use: 1662.
“A matching hat ... was perched atop her head at a jaunty angle.”
Helen Dickson; Miss Cameron’s Fall from Grace; Harlequin; 2012.
“Beneath his jaunty veneer, Brás Cubas harbours a melancholy pessimism.”
Dead Man’s Blues; The Economist (London, UK); Aug 15, 2020.
See more usage examples of jaunty in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
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