Gallivant - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡælɪvænt|  American pronunciation of the word gallivant
Brit.  |ˈɡalɪvant|  British pronunciation of the word gallivant


- wander aimlessly in search of pleasure (syn: gad)


They've been gallivanting all over town.

He's been gallivanting around the country when he ought to be looking for a job.

He just gallivants about instead of working.

The mother often gallivanted off somewhere and left the children on their own.

She should be home with the children, not gallivanting around.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: gallivant
he/she/it: gallivants
present participle: gallivanting
past tense: gallivanted
past participle: gallivanted
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