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gambado

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noun gam·ba·do \gam-ˈbā-(ˌ)dō\

Definition of gambado

plural

gambadoes

also

gambados

  1. :  a horseman's legging

Origin and Etymology of gambado

perhaps borrowed from Italian gambale “legging, greave” (from gamba “leg” (going back to Late Latin) + -ale, noun suffix of appurtenance, from -ale 1-al), with final conformed to -ado, suffix generalized from Spanish-origin borrowings such as renegado 1renegade — more at jamb


First Known Use: 1625


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gambado

noun gam·ba·do

Definition of gambado

plural

gambadoes

also

gambados

  1. 1 :  a spring of a horse

  2. 2 :  caper, gambol

Origin and Etymology of gambado

borrowed from French gambade, with final conformed to -ado, suffix generalized from Spanish-origin borrowings such as renegado renegade — more at 2gambol


First Known Use: 1820


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