Galumphing



[guh-luhmf] /gəˈlʌmf/

verb (used without object)
1.
to move along heavily and clumsily.
/ɡəˈlʌmpf; -ˈlʌmf/
verb
1.
(intransitive) (informal) to leap or move about clumsily or joyfully
v.

“to prance about in a self-satisfied manner,” 1872, coined by Lewis Carroll in “Jabberwocky,” apparently by blending gallop and triumph. Related: Galumphing.

adjective

Ungraceful; heavy and cumbersome: his dead eyes, croaky voice, and large galumphing body (1891+)

verb

To move or cavort ungracefully; crash heavily about: Linda Evans galumphing around the edges like a wounded rhino/ who had seen him practically every day of his life galumphing around the house naked

[1872+; coined by Lewis Carroll in Through the Looking Glass]

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