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also gal·a·vant (găl′ə-vănt′)
intr.v. gal·li·vant·ed, gal·li·vant·ing, gal·li·vants also gal·a·vant·ed or gal·a·vant·ing or gal·a·vants
1. To roam about in search of pleasure or amusement. See Synonyms at wander.
2. To play around amorously; flirt.

[Perhaps alteration of gallant.]


(ˈɡælɪˌvænt) ,




(intr) to go about in search of pleasure; gad about
[C19: perhaps whimsical modification of gallant]


or gal•a•vant

(ˈgæl əˌvænt, ˌgæl əˈvænt)
1. to wander about, seeking pleasure.
2. to go about with members of the opposite sex.
[1815–25; perhaps alter. of gallant]


Past participle: gallivanted
Gerund: gallivanting

I gallivant
you gallivant
he/she/it gallivants
we gallivant
you gallivant
they gallivant
I gallivanted
you gallivanted
he/she/it gallivanted
we gallivanted
you gallivanted
they gallivanted
Present Continuous
I am gallivanting
you are gallivanting
he/she/it is gallivanting
we are gallivanting
you are gallivanting
they are gallivanting
Present Perfect
I have gallivanted
you have gallivanted
he/she/it has gallivanted
we have gallivanted
you have gallivanted
they have gallivanted
Past Continuous
I was gallivanting
you were gallivanting
he/she/it was gallivanting
we were gallivanting
you were gallivanting
they were gallivanting
Past Perfect
I had gallivanted
you had gallivanted
he/she/it had gallivanted
we had gallivanted
you had gallivanted
they had gallivanted
I will gallivant
you will gallivant
he/she/it will gallivant
we will gallivant
you will gallivant
they will gallivant
Future Perfect
I will have gallivanted
you will have gallivanted
he/she/it will have gallivanted
we will have gallivanted
you will have gallivanted
they will have gallivanted
Future Continuous
I will be gallivanting
you will be gallivanting
he/she/it will be gallivanting
we will be gallivanting
you will be gallivanting
they will be gallivanting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been gallivanting
you have been gallivanting
he/she/it has been gallivanting
we have been gallivanting
you have been gallivanting
they have been gallivanting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been gallivanting
you will have been gallivanting
he/she/it will have been gallivanting
we will have been gallivanting
you will have been gallivanting
they will have been gallivanting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been gallivanting
you had been gallivanting
he/she/it had been gallivanting
we had been gallivanting
you had been gallivanting
they had been gallivanting
I would gallivant
you would gallivant
he/she/it would gallivant
we would gallivant
you would gallivant
they would gallivant
Past Conditional
I would have gallivanted
you would have gallivanted
he/she/it would have gallivanted
we would have gallivanted
you would have gallivanted
they would have gallivanted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.gallivant - wander aimlessly in search of pleasure
rove, stray, roam, vagabond, wander, swan, ramble, range, drift, tramp, cast, roll - move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment; "The gypsies roamed the woods"; "roving vagabonds"; "the wandering Jew"; "The cattle roam across the prairie"; "the laborers drift from one town to the next"; "They rolled from town to town"


verb gad about, wander, roam, run around, ramble, rove, range, go walkabout (Austral.), stravaig (Scot. & Northern English dialect) She shouldn't be gallivanting around filling her head with nonsense.


To move about at random, especially over a wide area:


[ˈgælɪvænt] vi (= gad) to go gallivanting → se balader
to gallivant around → se balader


visich amüsieren; to gallivant about or aroundsich herumtreiben, → herumstromern (pej); to gallivant offlosziehen (inf); I was out gallivanting last nightich war gestern Abend bummeln or auf Achse (inf)


[ˈgælɪˌvænt] viandare in giro a divertirsi
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