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 gambolled
Its yellow eyes were bent upon the innocent little creatures that gambolled over the grass beyond.The Boy Hunters|Captain Mayne Reid
At this juncture several dogs burst into the room and gambolled with their royal master, as with one who is a familiar friend.The Hot Swamp|R.M. Ballantyne
As they approached, the dogs all sprang forward, and gambolled around them.Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Volume V (of 10)|John Gibson Lockhart
He gambolled over the moor with us, seemingly as happy as could be, and the very moment we called him back he came.A Christmas Posy|Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
Out of this metal basin Tommy, who gambolled into the place ahead of us, began to drink in a greedy and demonstrative fashion.When the World Shook|H. Rider Haggard
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.