from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To bound or prance about in a sprightly manner; caper.
- intransitive v. To have lively or boisterous fun; romp: The children cavorted in the water, splashing and ducking each other.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To prance, said of mounts
- v. To move about carelessly, playfully or boisterously.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To prance ostentatiously; -- said of a horse or his rider.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To curvet; prance about: said of a horse.
- To bustle about nimbly or eagerly: said of a person.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. play boisterously
Possibly alteration of curvet.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Originated in the United States in 1793, as cauvaut, applying to horses, probably from the colloquial intensifying prefix ca- + vault ("jump, leap"); later generalized. Early sources connect it to cavault, a term for a certain demeanor of horses. (Wiktionary)