Definition of gallivant verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

gallivant

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈɡælɪvænt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡælɪvænt//
 
[intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they gallivant
BrE BrE//ˈɡælɪvænt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡælɪvænt//
 
he / she / it gallivants
BrE BrE//ˈɡælɪvænts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡælɪvænts//
 
past simple gallivanted
BrE BrE//ˈɡælɪvæntɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡælɪvæntɪd//
 
past participle gallivanted
BrE BrE//ˈɡælɪvæntɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡælɪvæntɪd//
 
-ing form gallivanting
BrE BrE//ˈɡælɪvæntɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡælɪvæntɪŋ//
 
 
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(usually used in the progressive tenses) gallivant (about/around) (old-fashioned, informal) to go from place to place enjoying yourself synonym gad You're too old to go gallivanting around Europe. Word Origin early 19th cent.: perhaps an alteration of gallant.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: gallivant