Cultural Watch

galumph – Word of the Day


Definitions for galumph

to move along heavily and clumsily.


It is at this point that one begins to feel embarrassed while other passengers galumph by with their luggage. — Stephanie Rosenbloom, “Flying Deluxe Domestic Coast-to-Coast for Around $1,000,” New York Times, January 23, 2015


Galumph is a 19th century invention from the mind of Lewis Carroll, and is perhaps a blend of gallop and triumphant.

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