Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. to play the fool; to behave thoughtlessly and frivolously.
  • v. To leap; to caper; to romp noisily.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To leap; to caper; to romp noisily.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To indulge in riotous and noisy mirth.

Etymologies

Compare Welsh hoetian to dally, dandle. (Wiktionary)

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