gambol


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gambol \Gam"bol\, 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. ? a binding, winding, W., Ir. & Gael. cam crooked;
   perhaps 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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gambol \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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