- to prance or caper about.
- to behave in a high-spirited, festive manner; make merry.
Origin of cavort
Examples from the Web for cavort
The complaint further alleges that Glock had a personal slush fund that he used to “cavort with women around the world.”Glock Family Goes Down, Guns Blazing
October 11, 2014
But watching him cavort with Johnny Damon brought something to mind.Why Do We Forgive Manny Ramirez for Being Manny?
June 11, 2014
Without "cavort" or a "list to port," is as hard—as song to a Neddy!
At that moment the animal began to cavort, and backed into a flower-bed.Mrs. Craddock
W. Somerset Maugham
In the saddle they kin ride, and cavort around hours an hours.The Saddle Boys at Circle Ranch
They are in both male and female attire, and dance and cavort to the delight of the guests.North Dakota
I've always yearned to go back and cavort over the campus in the fall when college opened; but not for me no more!At Good Old Siwash
- (intr) to prance; caper
Word Origin and History for cavort
1793, cauvaut, American English, of uncertain origin, sometimes said to be an alteration of curvet "a leap by a horse," from French and related to curve (v.). Or perhaps from ca- colloquial intensive prefix + vault "to jump, leap." Modern form attested by 1829. Related: Cavorted; cavorting.