[ gal-uh-vant, gal-uh-vant ]
/ ˈgæl əˌvænt, ˌgæl əˈvænt /
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verb (used without object)
to wander about, seeking pleasure or diversion; gad.
to go about frivolously and publicly with multiple romantic partners.
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Rarely gal·i·vant .
Origin of gallivant
First recorded in 1815–25; perhaps fanciful alteration of gallant
OTHER WORDS FROM gallivantgal·li·vant·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for gallivant
galivant or galavant
/ (ˈɡælɪˌvænt) /
(intr) to go about in search of pleasure; gad about
Word Origin for gallivant
C19: perhaps whimsical modification of gallant
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