- 1Jump or dance around excitedly: spider monkeys leap and cavort in the branchesMore example sentences
- Sir Willard White was a superb Mephistopheles: his ‘Song of the Flea’ danced and cavorted, and he had plenty of menace when it was needed.
- How the Italians cavorted and jumped for joy at the final whistle; how the Scots looked broken and demoralised.
- People walk across the water; they cavort, splash, dance - and finally someone falls from a great height and vanishes entirely.
- 1.1 • informal Apply oneself enthusiastically to sexual or disreputable pursuits: he spent his nights cavorting with the glitteratiMore example sentences
- Ibiza, of course, tends to attract those who actively seek public attention - why else would minor stars spend their nights cavorting on the dance floors of the island's mega nightclubs?
- He's been up all night cavorting with models (or so my puerile mind imagines) and now he's watching telly while I'm working.
- She cuts loose at night however, cavorting around town with her boyfriend and perfecting the art of ‘swinging,’ i.e. sharing their beds with other couples.
late 18th century (originally US): perhaps an alteration of curvet.