Today’s word is brought to you by



Listen in French


  • Go around from one place to another in the pursuit of pleasure or entertainment.

Get a new word in your inbox every day.

By subscribing you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Example Sentences

“If you pay attention to his social media, he looks like he’s gallivanting around the world.” 

“Instead of staying at home for New Year’s, let’s gallivant around the city.”

“It’s our last day in the city, so I will be gallivanting around to every place I missed.”

Word Origin

Old French, early 19th century

Why this word?

“Gallivant” is thought to come from “gallant,” which in the 17th century was used to describe the courting process. There’s a certain flippant quality to gallivanting, but it doesn’t have to have negative connotations. It can imply a lack of seriousness, but when it comes to travel, gallivanting can mean an itinerary filled to the brim with fun excursions and hopping from exciting activities to new adventures.

  • More brands you’ll love

    Elevate Your Everyday

    More brands you’ll love

    Elevate Your Everyday

    Subscribe to Better Report to receive tips and tricks that will save you money, maximize your time, and improve your life.

    Subscribe to Better Report
    By clicking “Subscribe” you’re agreeing to Better Report Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Learn a new word Fugacious