verb[no object, with adverbial of direction] informal
- He galumphs on as though his brain and limbs are still sounding each other out.
- He sees no reason to stop now I had spent the previous night galumphing gracelessly up and down the village hall of Strathmiglo, in the heart of the Howe of Fife.
- Off she flapped, her flimsy cotton based trainers galumphing all the way.
Now meaning ‘move in a clumsy and ponderous way’, galumph started out in the sense ‘prance in triumph’. It was coined by Lewis Carroll in Through the Looking Glass and may be a blend of gallop and triumph.
Words that rhyme with galumphbumf, harrumph, humph
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