Gambol meaning

gămbəl
To leap about playfully; frolic.
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A playful skipping or frolicking about.
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A jumping and skipping about in play; frolic.
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(UK, regional) To do a forward roll.
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Gambol is defined as to jump and skip about playfully.

An example of gambol is to lightly hop down the block.

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The definition of a gambol is a playful jump or skip.

An example of a gambol is a light-hearted hop up a step.

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To jump and skip about in play; frolic.
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(intransitive) To move about playfully; to frolic.
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An instance of running or skipping about playfully.
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An instance of more general frisking or frolicking.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
gambol
Plural:
gambols

Origin of gambol

  • Alteration of French gambade horse's jump from Old French perhaps from Old Italian gambata from gamba leg from Late Latin hoof from Greek kampē bend (as in a limb)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From earlier gambolde, from Middle French gambade

    From Wiktionary