[ guh-luhmf ]
/ gəˈlʌmf /

verb (used without object)

to move along heavily and clumsily.

Words nearby galumph

Origin of galumph

1872; phonesthemic invention of Lewis Carroll, perhaps blend of gallop and triumphant Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for galumphing

  • But the porcupines went on galumphing around us, and none of the collection seemed much disturbed.

    The Tent Dwellers|Albert Bigelow Paine
  • Down the drive ran Tony, with William galumphing beside him.

    Jan and Her Job|L. Allen Harker

British Dictionary definitions for galumphing

/ (ɡəˈlʌmpf, -ˈlʌmf) /


(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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