Cavort definition

kə-vôrt
To have lively or boisterous fun; romp.

The children cavorted in the water, splashing and ducking each other.

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To bound or prance about in a sprightly manner; caper.
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To leap about; prance or caper.
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To romp about happily; frolic.
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The definition of cavort means to jump, dance or play in a happy way.

Skipping down the street is an example of to cavort.

Playfully pillow fighting is an example of to cavort.

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(originally intransitive) To prance, said of mounts.
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(intransitive) To move about carelessly, playfully or boisterously.
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Origin of cavort

  • Possibly alteration of curvet

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Originated in the United States in 1793, as cauvaut, applying to horses, probably from the colloquial intensifying prefix ca- + vault (“jump, leap”); later generalized. Early sources connect it to cavault, a term for a certain demeanor of horses.

    From Wiktionary