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gambol

[ gam-buhl ]
/ ˈgæm bəl /
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verb (used without object), gam·boled, gam·bol·ing or (especially British) gam·bolled, gam·bol·ling.
to skip about, as in dancing or playing; frolic.
noun
a skipping or frisking about; frolic.
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Origin of gambol

1495–1505; earlier gambold, gambald, gamba(u)de, from Middle French gambade, variant of gambado2

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH gambol

gamble, gambol
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British Dictionary definitions for gambol

gambol
/ (ˈɡæmbəl) /

verb -bols, -bolling or -bolled or US -bols, -boling or -boled
(intr) to skip or jump about in a playful manner; frolic
noun
a playful antic; frolic

Word Origin for gambol

C16: from French gambade; see gambado ², jamb
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