gae l@ vaent
definition: to roam about seeking amusement; gad.
example: On shore leave, the sailors gallivanted in the town.
example: Instead of studying for his exams, their son had been simply gallivanting.
Quotation from English Literature
I would that I were an old beggar
Rolling a blind pearl eye,
For he cannot see my lady
Go gallivanting by….
Or anything else but a rhymer
Without a thing in his head
But rhymes for a beautiful lady,
He rhyming alone in his bed.
(W.B. Yeats, from “Two Songs Rewritten for the Tune’s Sake”)