Definition of


  1. (noun, act) gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement
    their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly
  2. (verb, motion) play boisterously
    the gamboling lambs in the meadows
    The toddlers romped in the playroom

via WordNet, Princeton University

Origin of the word Gambol

  1. 1513, originally gambolde "a leap or spring," from M.Fr. gambade, from L.L. gamba "horse's hock or leg," from Gk. kampe "bend." The verb is first attested 1508. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Gambol

gainful, gainfully, gambelia, gamble, game fowl, gaseous nebula, gimbal, guinea fowl, gum ball, gumboil, gunplay

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