Definition of Gallivant

1. Verb. Wander aimlessly in search of pleasure.

Exact synonyms: Gad, Jazz Around
Generic synonyms: Cast, Drift, Ramble, Range, Roam, Roll, Rove, Stray, Swan, Tramp, Vagabond, Wander



Definition of Gallivant

1. v. i. To play the beau; to wait upon the ladies; also, to roam about for pleasure without any definite plan.

Definition of Gallivant

1. Verb. (intransitive) To roam about for pleasure without any definite plan. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive obsolete) To flirt, to romance. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gallivant

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gallivant

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Literary usage of Gallivant

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1. Side-lights on English Society: Sketches from Life, Social & Satirical by Eustace Clare Grenville Murray (1883)
"Ulysses gallivant was an arrant liar. He lied chiefly because he loved flattery, ... gallivant could not do the simplest thing without enshrouding it ..."

2. Exhibition and Parlor Dramas: Containing the Following Plays: Odds with the by Thomas Stewart Denison (1879)
"Julia is eternally raving about gallivant! gallivant 1 Blitzen. As I am against monkeys, and other like pests. Julia. Oh pa, you are prejudiced against poor ..."

3. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Charles Godfrey Leland (1889)
"gallivant is a corruption of gallant, the process being the same as in Samivel from ... A form of "gallivant." Oh, Mary had a little lamb, regarding - whose ..."

4. The London Magazine by John Scott, John Taylor (1822)
"To gallivant, to gallivant, &C. Pluto. If lie kisses my chuck I shall soon chuck him out, Or kick him (provided I luv'nt the gout), The gout I sometimes ..."

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