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Meaning of GAMBOL

Pronunciation:  'gambul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement; "it was all done in play"; "their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly"
  2. [v]  play boisterously; "The children frolicked in the garden"; "the gamboling lambs in the meadows"; "The toddlers romped in the palyroom"

GAMBOL is a 6 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: caper, cavort, disport, frisk, frolic, frolic, lark, lark about, play, rollick, romp, romp, run around, skylark, sport
 See Also: coquetry, dalliance, diversion, flirt, flirtation, flirting, folly, foolery, horseplay, indulgence, play, recreation, teasing, tomfoolery, toying, word play



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Gam"bol\ (g[a^]m"b[o^]l), n. [OE. gambolde, gambaulde,
    F. gambade, gambol, fr. It. gambata kick, fr. L. gamba leg,
    akin to F. jambe, OF. also, gambe, fr. L. gamba, hoof or
    perh. joint: cf. Gr. kamph` a binding, winding, W., Ir. &
    Gael. cam crooked; perh. akin to E. chamber: cf.F. gambiller
    to kick about. Cf. {Jamb}, n., {Gammon} ham, {Gambadoes}.]
    A skipping or leaping about in frolic; a hop; a sportive
    prank. --Dryden.
  2. \Gam"bol\ v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Gamboled}, or {Gambolled};
    p. pr. & vb. n. {Gamboling} or {Gambolling}.]
    To dance and skip about in sport; to frisk; to skip; to play
    in frolic, like boys or lambs.
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