Verb (used without object)
1. to skip about, as in dancing or playing; frolic.
2. a skipping or frisking about; frolic.
Gambol is related to the Middle French term gambade meaning “a leap or spring.” It entered English around 1500.
“The idea had been to build apartment towers upon a grassy landscape where the young might gambol and the old might sit beneath shade trees, along sinuous footpaths.”
- Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities, 1987