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Date: 1700-1800
Origin: Perhaps from curvet 'to dance around' (16-21 centuries), from Italian corvettare, from corvetta 'jump into the air', from French courber 'to curve'

cavort

verb
     
ca‧vort [intransitive]
to jump or dance around in a playful or sexual way
cavort about/around
She cavorted about in the water.
cavort with
The photograph shows him cavorting with two young women.

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