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gallivant

verb gal·li·vant \ˈga-lə-ˌvant\

: to go or travel to many different places for pleasure

Full Definition of GALLIVANT

intransitive verb
1
:  to go about usually ostentatiously or indiscreetly with members of the opposite sex
2
:  to travel, roam, or move about for pleasure

Variants of GALLIVANT

gal·li·vant also gal·a·vant \ˈga-lə-ˌvant\
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Examples of GALLIVANT

  1. They've been gallivanting all over town.
  2. He's been gallivanting around the country when he ought to be looking for a job.

Origin of GALLIVANT

perhaps alteration of 3gallant
First Known Use: 1823
GALLIVANT Defined for Kids

gallivant

verb gal·li·vant \ˈga-lə-ˌvant\
gal·li·vant·edgal·li·vant·ing

Definition of GALLIVANT for Kids

:  to travel from place to place doing things for pleasure <“Abandoning … his four little children to go gallivanting off on wild adventures …” — Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time>

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