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Word of the Day
Monday, April 16, 2007

Definitions for cavort

  1. to prance or caper about.
  2. to behave in a high-spirited, festive manner; make merry.

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Citations for cavort
He can cavort with winning intensity, address the audience as if taking it into his confidence, then dance and sing alone as if we’re viewing his private thoughts. Alastair Macaulay, "Robert Fairchild and Tony Yazbeck Have It All on Broadway Stages," New York Times, May 6, 2015
And the whole time, Larry Tabor stands up front like this crazy cheerleader or something, egging us on, all these chants and mantras, and then he yells, 'Come on, people, let's everybody cavort with nature.' Tim O'Brien, July, July, 2002
Origin of cavort
Cavort came to English in the late 1700s and possibly derives from the word curvet, a word that describes the leap of a horse in dressage.