galumph
intransitive verb Etymology: probably alteration of 1gallop Date: 1872 to move with a clumsy heavy tread

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  • galumph — to prance about in a self satisfied manner, 1872, coined by Lewis Carroll in Jabberwocky, apparently by blending gallop and triumph. Related: Galumphing …   Etymology dictionary

  • galumph — *stumble, trip, blunder, lurch, flounder, lumber, lollop, bumble …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • galumph — ► VERB informal ▪ move in a clumsy, ponderous, or noisy manner. ORIGIN originally in the sense «prance in triumph»: coined by Lewis Carroll in Through the Looking Glass; perhaps a blend of GALLOP(Cf. ↑galloper) and TRIUMPH(Cf. ↑triumphal) …   English terms dictionary

  • galumph — [gə lumf′] vi. [coined by CARROLL Lewis < GAL(LOP) + (TRI)UMPH] 1. Now Rare to march or bound along in a self satisfied, triumphant manner 2. to move or walk heavily and clumsily …   English World dictionary

  • galumph — UK [ɡəˈlʌmf] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms galumph : present tense I/you/we/they galumph he/she/it galumphs present participle galumphing past tense galumphed past participle galumphed informal to move in a heavy noisy way that is not… …   English dictionary

  • galumph — /geuh lumf /, v.i. to move along heavily and clumsily. [1872; phonesthemic invention of Lewis Carroll, perh. b. GALLOP and TRIUMPHANT] * * * …   Universalium

  • galumph — verb To move heavily and clumsily …   Wiktionary

  • galumph — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To move heavily: clump, hulk, lumber, lump1, stump. See MOVE …   English dictionary for students

  • galumph — ga|lumph [gəˈlʌmf] v [I always + adverb/preposition] [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: gallop + triumph; invented by the British writer Lewis Carroll] informal to move in a noisy, heavy, and awkward way …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • galumph — ga|lumph [ gə lʌmf ] verb intransitive INFORMAL to move in a heavy noisy way that is not graceful …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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