gallanting

[ adjective gal-uhnt for 1, 3, 4; guh-lant, -lahnt, gal-uhnt for 2, 5; noun guh-lant, -lahnt, gal-uhnt; verb guh-lant, -lahnt ]SEE DEFINITION OF gallanting
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GALLANTING

Thou hast been gallanting it to some other woman and must needs seek to cut a figure with thy gown of scarlet!

What beautiful lace cuffs and collars all those gentlemen have, that are gallanting the ladies to the feast!

Now, the cow was sold, and Willie was "gallanting" Menie and three or four of her companions about the streets.

There was Thomas Grant, his face red as a beet, gallanting a very sensible looking girl who was soon to become his wife.

Walter Morgan, the richest merchant's son, in New York, gallanting a seamstress—their own dress-maker.

Of course, I thought, he must despise and laugh at her all the time he was flattering and gallanting her ladyship.

WORD ORIGIN

1550s, "showily," from gallant + -ly (2). Meaning "with exaggerated courtesy" is from 1610s.

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