c.1400, "to take pleasure, to amuse oneself," from Anglo-Fr. disport,
from O.Fr. desport
"pastime, recreation, pleasure," from desporter
"to divert, amuse, please, play" (see disport
). Sense of "to amuse oneself by active exercise in open air or taking part in some game" is from late 15c. Meaning "to wear" is from 1778.