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gallivant

[gal-uh-vant, gal-uh-vant] /ˈgæl əˌvænt, ˌgæl əˈvænt/
verb (used without object)
1.
to wander about, seeking pleasure or diversion; gad.
2.
to go about with members of the opposite sex.
Also, galavant.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; perhaps fanciful alteration of gallant
Related forms
gallivanter, noun
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gallivant

/ˈɡælɪˌvænt/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to go about in search of pleasure; gad about
Word Origin
C19: perhaps whimsical modification of gallant
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Word Origin and History for gallivant
gallivant
1819, probably a playful elaboration of gallant in an obsolete verbal sense of "play the gallant, flirt, gad about." Related: Gallivanting.
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