- to prance or caper about.
- to behave in a high-spirited, festive manner; make merry.
Origin of cavort
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Examples from the Web for cavorting
No pictures of him cavorting naked in hotel rooms have yet been received by the Royalist.Newly Single Harry Parties In Miami!
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Difference is, when her brother finds snapshots of Nadia cavorting on a Spanish beach, the honor of the family is compromised.Want This Woman to Lie About Herself? You Can Just Burq Off!
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Has the kind of cavorting the Secret Service engaged in while in Colombia ever happened before?Senate Panel Quizzes Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan on Colombian Prostitutes
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Not cavorting inconsequentially between consequential legislative votes and consequential congressional committee meetings.The Anthony Weiner Scandal: C’mon, America, Nobody’s Perfect
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I knew him at once among the cavorting throng of challenging devils.Old Rail Fence Corners
Mnchen with dignity thrown to the winds and cavorting in the dress of a clown!An American Girl in Munich
Mabel W. Daniels
There were dozens of them, frisking and cavorting in the air.The Piebald Hippogriff
The women join the dance, cavorting about unclothed, just as the men do.The Land of Tomorrow
William B Stephenson, Jr.
Well, what idea do you suppose has been cavorting through my brain all night?The Companions of Jehu
Alexandre Dumas, pre
- (intr) to prance; caper
C19: perhaps from curvet
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Word Origin and History for cavorting
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