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On 6/12/99 2:09:42 PM, Gina wrote:
>Down here in Florida I've
>often heard it said as
>"gadivanting". When I was visiting
>in the Midwest I heard it said
>the same way.
>Guess that's the mid
>states/southern slant on the
>word gallivanting.
Like BobC said "be careful what 'U' look for 'U' just may find it"

2 definitions found.

Gad \Gad\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gadded; p. pr. & vb. n. Gadding.][Prob. fr. gad, n., and orig. meaning to drive about.] To walk about; to rove or go about, without purpose; hence, to run wild; to be uncontrolled.
''The gadding vine.'' --Milton.

gad n : a sharp device fixed to a rider's heel and used to urge the horse on [syn: spur]v : wander aimlessly in search of pleasure [syn: gallivant, jazz around]

I would guess my hearing the word "gadivanting" was the slang version of - gad about.

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