英 ['gælɪvænt; ,gælɪ'vænt]
  • vi. 闲逛;与异性闲荡
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gallivant 闲游

来自gallant的拼写变体,词源同will, 即按照自己的意愿行事的,闲游的。

gallivant (v.)
"gad about, spend time in frivolous pleasure-seeking, especially with the opposite sex," 1809, of uncertain origin, perhaps a playful elaboration of gallant in an obsolete verbal sense of "play the gallant, flirt, gad about." Related: Gallivanted; gallivanting.
Young Lobski said to his ugly wife,
"I'm off till to-morrow to fish, my life;"
Says Mrs. Lobski, "I'm sure you a'nt",
But you brute you are going to gallivant."

What Mrs. Lobski said was right,
Gay Mr. Lobski was out all night.
He ne'er went to fish, 'tis known very well
But where he went I shall not tell.

["Songs from the Exile," in "Literary Panorama," London, 1809]
1. They shall spend less time gallivant about and more with their children.


2. We have no time to gallivant about.


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