Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of gallivant.

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Examples

  • What none of that changes is the fact that Villaraigosa is precisely the kind of telegenic useless Democrat who can get David Hasselhoff and Natalie Cole to play his mayoral inauguration and who then spends his term gallivanting around the world building recognition and support for his causes without having any causes beyond promoting himself.

    Gawker

  • Serendipity: I was sitting on a bench, reading the aforementioned Scott Pilgrim, when I came across the word gallivanting, and paused to reflect on the fact that it was spelled differently than I thought it was.

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • Tim Fisher objected at first to the idea of gallivanting off on a protracted honeymoon, leaving

    The Fourth R

  • The "Real Housewives" franchise, that juggernaut of gossip, gluttony and Botox, incorporates fashion as a kind of gallivanting character -- a constantly striving, ostentatious, insecure troublemaker who believes there's no such thing as too much cleavage.

    Fashion takes a leading role in 'The Real Housewives' franchise

  • The CNN gasbag -- hey, I think the world of Lou because he's built like it -- has also tut-tutted on his radio outfall lately that President Obama is "gallivanting" around the country, trying to sell his "crazy" health-care plan.

    Bill Mann: CNN's Lou Dobbs Joins Glenn Beck's Tinfoil-Hat Brigade

  • Surely she was not doing any "gallivanting" now, she told herself sometimes, a little aggrievedly.

    Miss Billy -- Married

  • "gallivanting" with Julia and Edith, the house maids, you would have regarded him as in a frame of mind truly enviable; for there are certain forms of earthly happiness just as contagious as whooping cough or measles.

    The old plantation : how we lived in great house and cabin before the war,

  • Do you think that could be considered 'gallivanting'? "

    Dragons of a Fallen Sun

  • So, from then, I opted for the vague familiarity of Madrid as my husband continued to pursue his gallivanting lifestyle — a phase that I assured myself would soon be purged from our lives as the birth of our child became increasingly imminent.

    The Juniper Days - Part I

  • According to the NY Post, the ex-NY Giants star was slapped with divorce papers following his public gallivanting with 23-year-old former NBC intern Traci Lynn Johnson.

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  • going from place to place for pleasure, not a purposful journey, more just for fun.
    I've seen it describes as old fashioned, but I'd use it to be funny and silly

    e.g.
    Gallivanting around the campus is just not on my to-do-list today

    June 10, 2009