- Now Rare to march or bound along in a self-satisfied, triumphant manner
- to move or walk heavily and clumsily
Origin of galumphcoined by Lewis Carroll ; from gal(lop) + (tri)umph
intransitive verbga·lumphed, ga·lumph·ing, ga·lumphs
Origin of galumphCoined by Lewis Carroll in his poem “Jabberwocky” in Through the Looking-Glass, perhaps as a blend of gallop and triumph.
(third-person singular simple present galumphs, present participle galumphing, simple past and past participle galumphed)
- (intransitive) To move heavily and clumsily.
Back-formation from galumphing in Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky, where the meaning was different.