Definition of gambado
: 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: 1625See Words from the same year
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