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gal·li·vantalso 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.]
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(intr) to go about in search of pleasure; gad about
[C19: perhaps whimsical modification of gallant]
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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]
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Past participle: gallivanted
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|Verb||1.||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"
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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.
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