- to move along heavily and clumsily.
Origin of galumph
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Related Words for galumphingbulky, heavy, embarrassing, unwieldy, ponderous, burdensome, tiresome, inconvenient, slog, shuffle, trudge, waddle, plod, trundle, stump, lump, barge, clump, shamble, galumph
Examples from the Web for galumphing
Historical Examples of galumphing
- (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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"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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