- to divert or amuse (oneself).
- to display (oneself) in a sportive manner: The picnickers disported themselves merrily on the beach.
- to divert oneself; sport.
- diversion; amusement; play; sport.
Origin of disport
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- (tr) to indulge (oneself) in pleasure
- (intr) to frolic or gambol
- archaic amusement
C14: from Anglo-French desporter, from des- dis- 1 + porter to carry
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Word Origin and History for disportments
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