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
Origin and Etymology of cavort
perhaps alteration of curvet
First Known Use: 1794
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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