Definition of cavort
1 : to leap or dance about in a lively manner Otters cavorted in the stream.
2 : to engage in extravagant behavior The governor has been criticized for cavorting with celebrities.
Examples of cavort in a Sentence
Otters cavorted in the stream.
children cavorting on the first sunny day of spring
Recent Examples of cavort from the Web
Children cavorted in a bounce house, a colorful sign of families restored.
Prosecutors showed photos of Ali and Williams cavorting beachside in T-shirts and floral-print swim trunks during a 2012 trip to the Caribbean, and played videos of the two parasailing together over crystal-blue waters.
Later episodes would show that Carey had, in fact, been cavorting with Tanaka while she was still engaged to Packer.
Metallic-blue dragonflies cavorted above the pondweed at lake’s edge, zooming in and out of sight like glimpses of neon seen from a speeding car.
And that person — who was not identified, either — did what Mr. Met normally does, cavorting with fans, shooting T-shirts into the crowd with an air cannon and trying to stay out of trouble.
To see Jude cavorting on the field with such joy before the fireworks began was a thing of beauty.
A man in a sheer yellow body stocking cavorted with an American flag at the base of the monument's column.
Cats that cavort in the snow, camp in the wilderness, sail on the ocean?
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Origin and Etymology of cavort
perhaps alteration of curvet
First Known Use: 1794See Words from the same year
CAVORT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cavort for English Language Learners
: to jump or move around in a lively manner
: to spend time in an enjoyable and often wild or improper way
CAVORT Defined for Kids
Definition of cavort for Students
: to move or hop about in a lively way … I saw the raccoons cavort around my fireplace … — Jean Craighead George, My Side of the Mountain
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