Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Wednesday's learn and earn...

~WORD OF THE DAY~

gambol  \GAM-bul\  ~ verb

DEFINITION: to skip about in play : frisk, frolic

EXAMPLES: The children scamper and gambol about the playground with seemingly endless energy.

"Strong binoculars … allow patrons to spy on the sea otters, pelicans, cormorants and other creatures that gambol among the bay kelp." -- From an article by Peter Magnani in the San Jose Mercury News, October 10, 2011

DID YOU KNOW?   In Middle French, the noun "gambade" referred to the frisky spring of a jumping horse. In the early 1500s, the English word "gambol" romped into print as both a verb and a noun. (The noun means "a skipping or leaping about in play.") The English word is not restricted to horses, but rather can be used of any frolicsome creature. It is a word that suggests levity and spontaneity, and it tends to be used especially of the lively activity of children or animals engaged in active play.

 
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Have a great Wednesday!

C.Q.
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5 comments:

  1. Thanks for this post. I'll be able to greatly impress my husband tonight using my new words!

    Thanks for dropping by Momfever.

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  2. I'm a big gamboler from way back.

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  5. Since I am a avid reader I am actually familiar with the word.
    Following via Welcome Wednesday. I am your newest GFC follower.

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I love to read your comments, but due to spamming I have had to turn on the word verification again. Sorry for the extra step.