- The definition of a gambol is a playful jump or skip.
An example of a gambol is a light-hearted hop up a step.
- Gambol is defined as to jump and skip about playfully.
An example of gambol is to lightly hop down the block.
gambol definition by Webster's New World
Origin: earlier gambolde ; from French gambade, a gambol: see gambado
gambol definition by American Heritage Dictionary
intransitive verb gam·boled or gam·bolled, gam·bol·ing or gam·bol·ling, gam·bols
Origin: Alteration of French gambade, horse's jump, from Old French, perhaps from Old Italian gambata, from gamba, leg, from Late Latin, hoof, perhaps from Greek kampē, bend.