cavort

[ kuh-vawrt ]

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Part of Speech

verb

Origin + Etymology

late 18th century (originally US): perhaps an alteration of curvet

Synonyms

  • gambol
  • romp
  • play
  • roughhouse
  • cut loose
  • horseplay

Antonyms

  • mope
  • pout
  • stew
  • sulk

Definition

to prance or caper about

Example

The happy puppies cavort around their mother’s feet.

Usage Over Time

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