1. (Adj) easy and sprightly in manner or bearing
2. (Adj) smartly trim, as clothing
A jaunty hat is one that’s stylish and cheerful at the same time, a quality that can be accentuated if the person wears it in a jaunty fashion, perhaps off to the side or over one eye.
If you are stylish, fashionable, wears the smile on face at all the times and makes other people laugh you are jaunty.
1. To walk with a jaunty step.
2. A jaunty hat.
3. The novel is altogether jauntier than these quotations imply.
4. Neurotic fear of the loss of power and influence