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Friday, October 23, 2009

Definitions for galumph

  1. To move in a clumsy manner or with a heavy tread.

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Citations for galumph
Then he climbed up the little iron ladder that led to the wharf's cap, placed me once more upon his shoulders and galumphed off again. Alistair MacLeod, Island: The Complete Stories
Lizards patrol the . . . landscape, and giant tortoises galumph on the beaches. Peter M. Nichols, New York Times
Origin of galumph
Galumph is probably an alteration of gallop. It was coined by Lewis Carroll in the nonsense poem "Jabberwocky."