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cavort

[ kuh-vawrt ]
/ kəˈvɔrt /
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verb (used without object)
to prance or caper about.
to behave in a high-spirited, festive manner; make merry.
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Origin of cavort

1785–95, Americanism; earlier cavault, perhaps cur(vet) + vault2

OTHER WORDS FROM cavort

ca·vort·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cavort

cavort
/ (kəˈvɔːt) /

verb
(intr) to prance; caper

Derived forms of cavort

cavorter, noun

Word Origin for cavort

C19: perhaps from curvet
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