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galumph

[ guh-luhmf ]

verb (used without object)

  1. to move along heavily and clumsily.


galumph

/ -ˈlʌmf; ɡəˈlʌmpf /

verb

  1. informal.
    intr to leap or move about clumsily or joyfully


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Word History and Origins

Origin of galumph1

1872; phonesthemic invention of Lewis Carroll, perhaps blend of gallop and triumphant

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Word History and Origins

Origin of galumph1

C19 (coined by Lewis Carroll): probably a blend of gallop + triumph

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Example Sentences

Its subtitle — “Being American in the World We’ve Made” — suggests that influence only runs one way, that Americans go galumphing about the world while everyone else sits passively awaiting their fate.

The beachfront location would eliminate the daily drama of loading the car with two toddlers, two dogs, beach chairs, an umbrella and toy shovels, then circling for parking and galumphing to the shore laden with all our stuff.

The word galumph (which is now put as an ordinary word in English dictionaries) he made out of gallop and triumph.

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