Definitions for cavortkəˈvɔrt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to prance or caper about.
to make merry.
Origin of cavort:
1785–95, Amer.; earlier cavault, perh. cur (vet ) +vault2
frolic, lark, rollick, skylark, disport, sport, cavort, gambol, frisk, romp, run around, lark about(verb)
"The children frolicked in the garden"; "the gamboling lambs in the meadows"; "The toddlers romped in the playroom"
To prance, said of mounts
To move about carelessly, playfully or boisterously.
Origin: Originated in the United States in 1793, as cauvaut, applying to horses, probably from the colloquial intensifying prefix ca- + vault; later generalized. Early sources connect it to cavault, a term for a certain demeanor of horses.
to prance ostentatiously; -- said of a horse or his rider
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