cavort

[ kuh-vawrt ]
/ kəˈvɔrt /

verb (used without object)

to prance or caper about.
to behave in a high-spirited, festive manner; make merry.

Origin of cavort

1785–95, Americanism; earlier cavault, perhaps cur(vet) + vault2
Related formsca·vort·er, noun
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cavort

/ (kəˈvɔːt) /

verb

(intr) to prance; caper

Derived Formscavorter, noun

Word Origin for cavort

C19: perhaps from curvet
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