Definition of Galivanting
1. galivant [v] - See also: galivant
Lexicographical Neighbors of Galivanting
Literary usage of Galivanting
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Harper's New Monthly Magazine by Henry Mills Alden (1884)
"... lorn wife of many a galivanting husband will only too readily concur, without doubt); but on that particularly damp and drizzly night in October when I, ..."
2. History of English Poetry from the 12th to the Close of the 16th Century by Thomas Warton, William Carew Hazlitt, Richard Price, Charles Dudley Warner, Geo. C. Rand & Avery (1871)
"straggled off into the air in a wanton manner; butv more than half of them went galivanting off to ..."
3. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1898)
"She was sitting near the fire and he had just stooped to kiss her. “Matter? Isn't it matter enough that you should be away galivanting about over the ..."
4. Americanisms: The English of the New World by Maximilian Schele De Vere (1872)
""More than half the Lima beans, though on the most attractive sort of poles, which budded like Aaron's rod, went galivanting oft to the neighboring ..."
5. My summer in a garden by Charles Dudley Warner (1871)
"Some of them did run up the sticks seven feet, and then straggled off into the air in a wanton manner ; but more than half of them went galivanting off to ..."