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gambol

play
verb gam·bol \ˈgam-bəl\

Simple Definition of gambol

  • : to run or jump in a lively way

Full Definition of gambol

gam·boled or gam·bolledgam·bol·ing or gam·bol·lingplay \-bə-liŋ also -bliŋ\

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to skip about in play :  frisk, frolic

Examples of gambol

  1. lambs gamboling in the meadow

  2. <dog owners chat while their pooches gambol on the park's great lawn>



1508

First Known Use of gambol

1508

Rhymes with gambol


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gambol

noun gam·bol

Definition of gambol

  1. :  a skipping or leaping about in play



Examples of gambol

  1. <she and her old college roommate headed off for one final European gambol before returning to the States to start their separate careers>



Origin of gambol

modification of Middle French gambade spring of a horse, gambol, probably from Old Occitan camba leg, from Late Latin


First Known Use: circa 1510



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