Jaunty salute

benjaminbosquier

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français - France
Could you please tell me the meaning of "jaunty" in the following excerpt from the chapter Three of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald:
“It was—simply amazing,” she repeated abstractedly. “But I swore I wouldn’t tell it and here I am tantalizing you.” She yawned gracefully in my face. “Please come and see me.... Phone book.... Under the name of Mrs. Sigourney Howard.... My aunt....” She was hurrying off as she talked—her brown hand waved a jaunty salute as she melted into her party at the door.

Thank you.
 
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