Galumph meaning

gə-lŭmf
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(now rare) To march or bound along in a self-satisfied, triumphant manner.
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To move or run clumsily or heavily.
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To move or walk heavily and clumsily.
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(intransitive) To move heavily and clumsily.
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Origin of galumph

  • Coined by Lewis Carroll in his poem “Jabberwocky” in Through the Looking-Glass, perhaps as a blend of gallop triumph

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Back-formation from galumphing in Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky, where the meaning was different.

    From Wiktionary