{ɡalə , vant}

  1. go around from one place to another in the pursuit of pleasure or entertainment.

Example of gallivant in a sentence:

  • After years of gallivanting around town, his social life began to pale.

Did You Know?

Harking back to the fourteenth century, a young fellow of style (or a women’s man) was called a gallant. By the late 1600s, gallant was being utilized as an action word to portray the procedure a lover used to win a woman’s heart; to gallant turned into an equivalent word of “to court.” Nowadays, however, gallivant is more likely to describe wandering than romancing.