galumph

[guh-luhmf]
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Origin of galumph

1872; phonesthemic invention of Lewis Carroll, perhaps blend of gallop and triumphant
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British Dictionary definitions for galumph

galumph

verb
  1. (intr) informal to leap or move about clumsily or joyfully

Word Origin for galumph

C19 (coined by Lewis Carroll): probably a blend of gallop + triumph
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Word Origin and History for galumph
v.

"to prance about in a self-satisfied manner," 1872, coined by Lewis Carroll in "Jabberwocky," apparently by blending gallop and triumph. Related: Galumphing.

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