cavort


ca·vort

verb \kə-ˈvrt\

: to jump or move around in a lively manner

: to spend time in an enjoyable and often wild or improper way

Full Definition of CAVORT

intransitive verb
1
:  to leap or dance about in a lively manner
2
:  to engage in extravagant behavior

Examples of CAVORT

  1. Otters cavorted in the stream.
  2. <children cavorting on the first sunny day of spring>

Origin of CAVORT

perhaps alteration of curvet
First Known Use: 1794

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