galavant

verb
gal·​a·​vant

less common spelling of

intransitive verb

1 informal : to travel, roam, or move about for pleasure been gallivanting all over town
2 dated, informal : to go about usually ostentatiously or indiscreetly with members of the opposite sex

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“Galavant.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/galavant. Accessed 5 December 2019.

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