- to prance or caper about.
- to behave in a high-spirited, festive manner; make merry.
Origin of cavort
Related Words for cavortinggambol, romp, caper, play, rollick, dance, roughhouse, revel, frisk, sport, caracole, horseplay
Examples from the Web for cavorting
Contemporary Examples of cavorting
No pictures of him cavorting naked in hotel rooms have yet been received by the Royalist.Newly Single Harry Parties In Miami!
May 1, 2014
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!
March 24, 2014
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
May 23, 2012
Not cavorting inconsequentially between consequential legislative votes and consequential congressional committee meetings.The Anthony Weiner Scandal: C’mon, America, Nobody’s Perfect
June 11, 2011
Historical Examples of cavorting
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
Word Origin for cavort
Word Origin and History for cavorting
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.