Definition of galumph in English:


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Pronunciation: /gəˈlʌmf


[no object, with adverbial of direction] informal
  • Move in a clumsy, ponderous, or noisy manner: she galumphed along beside him (as adjective galumphing) a galumphing giant
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    • 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.


1871 (in the sense 'prance in triumph'): coined by Lewis Carroll in Through the Looking Glass; perhaps a blend of gallop and triumph.

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