from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To leap about playfully; frolic.
- n. A playful skipping or frolicking about.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To move about playfully; to frolic.
- v. to do a forward roll
- n. An instance of running or skipping about playfully.
- n. An instance of more general frisking or frolicking.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A skipping or leaping about in frolic; a hop; a sportive prank.
- intransitive v. To dance and skip about in sport; to frisk; to skip; to play in frolic, like boys or lambs.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A skipping, leaping, or frisking about; a spring, leap, skip, or jump, as in frolic or sport.
- To skip about in sport; caper in frolic, like children or lambs; frisk carelessly or heedlessly.
- Synonyms To frolic, romp, caper.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement
- v. play boisterously
Alteration of French gambade, horse's jump, from Old French, perhaps from Old Italian gambata, from gamba, leg, from Late Latin, hoof, perhaps from Greek kampē, bend.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)