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Tuesday, December 11, 2001

Definitions for gambol

  1. To dance and skip about in play; to frolic.
  2. to skip about, as in dancing or playing; frolic.
  3. A skipping or leaping about in frolic.

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Citations for gambol
The idea had been to build apartment towers upon a grassy landscape where the young might gambol and the old might sit beneath shade trees, along sinuous footpaths. Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities, 1987
I've been told dolphins like to gambol in the waves in these waters, and that sighting them brings good luck. Barbara Kingsolver, New York Times
Origin of gambol
Gambol is related to the Middle French term gambade meaning "a leap or spring." It entered English around 1500.
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