Origin: ME disporten, to bear, support < OFr desporter < des- (see dis-) + porter < L portare, to carry: see port
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verb dis·port·ed, dis·port·ing, dis·ports verb, intransitive
- To amuse (oneself) in a light, frolicsome manner.
- To display.
Origin: Middle English disporten, from Old French desporter, to divert : des-, apart; see dis- + porter, to carry (from Latin portāre; see port5).