1. (verb) To wander or travel around for pleasure, often in a carefree or irresponsible manner. It implies roaming or gadding about, usually without any specific purpose or destination in mind.


Instead of studying for their final exams, the college friends decided to gallivant across Europe, hopping from one city to another on a whimsical adventure.

Fun Fact

The word “gallivant” is thought to have originated in the early 19th century as a colloquial term. It may be derived from “gallant,” referring to a dashing young man, combined with the suffix “-vant” from words like “extravagant.” Initially, it often had a negative connotation, implying frivolous or irresponsible behavior.