Itinerant vs Jaunt - What's the difference?

itinerant | jaunt |

As nouns the difference between itinerant and jaunt

is that itinerant is a homeless person while jaunt is (archaic) a wearisome journey.

As an adjective itinerant

is which travels to perform its functions.

As a verb jaunt is

to ramble here and there; to stroll; to make an excursion.




(en adjective)
  • Habitually travelling from place to place.
  • an itinerant preacher or peddler
  • * Blackstone
  • The king's own courts were then itinerant , being kept in the king's palace, and removing with his household in those royal progresses which he continually made.


    (en noun)
  • One who travels from place to place.
  • (Ireland) a member of the Travelling Community, whether settled or not.
  • jaunt



    (en noun)
  • (archaic) A wearisome journey.
  • * Our Savior, meek, and with untroubled mind After his aĆ«ry jaunt , though hurried sore. Hungry and cold, betook him to his rest. - Milton
  • A short excursion for pleasure or refreshment; a ramble; a short journey.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To ramble here and there; to stroll; to make an excursion.
  • To ride on a jaunting car.
  • (obsolete) To jolt; to jounce.
  • (Bale)

    Derived terms

    * jaunting car