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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.

RELATED WORDS

frolic, prance, cavort, caper, play, rollick, hop, romp, spring, bound, jump, revel, leap, cut, frisk, skip, lark, roister, sport

Nearby words

gambler, gamblers' fallacy, gambling, gambling house, gamboge, gambol, gambrel, gambrel roof, gambrinus, gambusia, game

Origin of gambol

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