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Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: gambade 'horse's jump', probably from Old Provençal camba 'leg'

gambol

verb
     
gam‧bol past tense and past participle gambolled, present participle gambolling British English, past tense and past participle gamboled, present participle gamboling American English [intransitive] literary
to jump or run around in a lively active way [= frolic]:
lambs gambolling in a field
gambol noun [countable]

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