2. Noun. (Scotland) A prank or frolic ¹
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Definition of Gambade
1. a gambado [n -S] - See also: gambado
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gambade
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Literary usage of Gambade
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1874)
"asking me to dance, and, at first, I thought of telling him that 1 couldn't dance the gambade ; but I couldn't bring myself to disappoint him, ..."
2. An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language ...: To which is by John Jamieson (1880)
"gambade occurs in 0. E. In an account of the marriage of the daughter of Henry VII. to James IV. of Scotland, written Ъу John Young, ..."
3. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"... gambade ... [< ' It. gamba, the leg; the form seems to imitate that of F. gambade, a gambol: see gambol, ..."
4. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"... due to the confusion of the F. suffix -ade with F. suffix -aude, the latter of which stands for an older -aide. Hence gambade was first corrupted to ..."
5. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1872)
"gambade, a gambol, yew-game, tumbling trick.—Cot. Gammon. I. A vulgar exclamation signifying nonsense ! you are joking ! Obviously identical with Dan. ..."