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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Definitions for gallivant

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

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Citations for gallivant
But this year, photographer Karl Lagerfeld included a few men in his all-model cast, meaning that the girls get to gallivant across the pages with gorgeous male playthings. Emily Cronin, "Karl Lagerfeld brings men to the Pirelli calendar," Elle, UK, November, 2010.
Color me glad, with a caveat: my foot's still swollen and won't fit into any of my cute shoes, which means I can gallivant all over town, all I want - in bedroom slippers. Lynne Horner, "Second Thoughts, the Maui News, November, 2010.
Origin of gallivant
1815-1825
Gallivant has an uncertain origin, but likely stems from a playful take on gallant, "brave, spirited, noble-minded, or chivalrous."