galavant

[ gal-uh-vant, gal-uh-vant ]
/ ˈgæl əˌvænt, ˌgæl əˈvænt /
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verb (used without object)


Nearby words

  1. galatia,
  2. galatian,
  3. galatians,
  4. galatine,
  5. galatz,
  6. galax,
  7. galaxy,
  8. galaţi,
  9. galba,
  10. galbanum

gallivant

or gal·a·vant

[ gal-uh-vant, gal-uh-vant ]
/ ˈgæl əˌvænt, ˌgæl əˈvænt /

verb (used without object)

to wander about, seeking pleasure or diversion; gad.
to go about with members of the opposite sex.

Origin of gallivant

First recorded in 1815–25; perhaps fanciful alteration of gallant

Related formsgal·li·vant·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for galavant

gallivant

galivant or galavant

/ (ˈɡælɪˌvænt) /

verb

(intr) to go about in search of pleasure; gad about

Word Origin for gallivant

C19: perhaps whimsical modification of gallant

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