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