verb (used without object), gam·boled, gam·bol·ing or (especially British) gam·bolled, gam·bol·ling.
- gamblers' fallacy,
- gambling house,
- gambrel roof,
Origin of gambol
Examples from the Web for gambol
“Gambol and I sat down and made a meal of his balls,” Juarez tells Luntz.
If not disturbed, his fear will vanish, and he will gambol almost at your feet.Byways Around San Francisco Bay|William E. Hutchinson
Its little kid skips about, for the time of toil has not yet come to the youngling, and it may gambol now.
Strafe is able to gambol about much as usual, though he limps a little and is thinner for his experience.The Red Cow and Her Friends|Peter McArthur
verb -bols, -bolling or -bolled or US -bols, -boling or -boled
Word Origin for gambol
"frolic, merrymaking," 1590s, originally gambolde "a leap or spring" (c.1500), from Middle French gambade (15c.), from Late Latin gamba "horse's hock or leg," from Greek kampe "a bending" (on notion of "a joint"), from PIE *kamp- "to bend" (see campus).
1580s; earlier gambade (c.1500), from Middle French gambader, from gambade (see gambol (n.)). Related: Gamboled; gamboling; gambolling.