Word of the DaySaturday, May 07, 2011
\KAL-uh-thuhmp\ , noun;
A children's parade, with prizes for the best costumes.
The callithump of his ideas never stops, never flags, never pauses for rest or recuperation or revival.
-- Leo Calvin Rosten, People I Have Loved, Known, or Admired
"The neighborhood kids would bang pans together whenever they put on their springtime callithump."
-- Word Delight
Callithump is a Midwestern Americanism that derives from the regional British phrase gallithumpians, "disturbers of order at Parliamentary elections."
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