verb (used without object), gamboled, gamboling or (especially British) gambolled, gambolling.
to skip about, as in dancing or playing; frolic.
a skipping or frisking about; frolic.

1495–1505; earlier gambold, gambald, gamba(u)de < Middle French gambade; see gambade

gamble, gambol.

1. spring, caper, frisk, romp. Unabridged
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gambol (ˈɡæmbəl)
vb , (US) -bols, -bolling, -bolled, -bols, -boling, -boled
1.  (intr) to skip or jump about in a playful manner; frolic
2.  a playful antic; frolic
[C16: from French gambade; see gambado², jamb]

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Word Origin & History

1510s, 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 c.1500. Related: Gamboled; gamboling; gambolling.
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Example sentences
He sampled a few and was soon gamboling along with his goats.
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