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intr.v. ga·lumphed, ga·lumph·ing, ga·lumphs
To move or run clumsily or heavily.

[Coined by Lewis Carroll in his poem "Jabberwocky" in Through the Looking-Glass, perhaps as a blend of gallop and triumph.]


clumsy; inelegant
References in classic literature ?
The Beaver went simply galumphing about, At seeing the Butcher so shy: And even the Baker, though stupid and stout, Made an effort to wink with one eye.
He left it dead, and with its head He went galumphing back.
One moment you've got three large teenagers and all their friends galumphing about the place, making toast at four in the morning, the next time it's just you and the missus for the first time in 20 years.
One moment you've got three teenagers and all their friends galumphing about the place, making at four in the morning, the next it's just you and the missus for first time in 20 years.
Reilly), has just become a viral video star thanks to his goofy and galumphing antics engineered to get nostalgia-laced views.
But I love my strapping nearly-nineyear-old daughter - from the ridiculous size of her galumphing feet to the wild, impossible-to-comb curls on the top of her head.
One baby was separated from the rest by a jackal, but its mother trumpeted the intruder away and the little guy came galumphing back.
Let's be honest, the power industry, like a big galumphing, corporate Del Boy, has ordered millions of these silly gadgets that now need to be installed pronto; the stupefying PS11bn cost of which, by the way, would also pay for 20 stateof-the-art hospitals.
A few minutes later, Leonardo DiCaprio's unsurprising best actor win seemed to seal the deal: Surely a best picture victory for this galumphing white elephant of a movie was inevitable.
The buildings we discover here blow apart any idea that this was solely an architecture of monotonous galumphing boxes.
Corwin Sullivan, lead author of the study, "The Daohugou Biota gives us a look at a rarely glimpsed side of the Middle to Late Jurassic -- not a parade of galumphing giants, but an assemblage of quirky little creatures like feathered dinosaurs, pterosaurs with 'advanced' heads on 'primitive' bodies, and the Mesozoic equivalent of a flying squirrel." Almost more impressive than the diversity of the biota is the preservation of many of the vertebrate specimens, including complete or nearly-complete skeletons associated with preserved soft tissues such as feathers, fur, skin or even, in some of the salamanders, external gills.
The gait is also remarkably consistent across breeds, from galumphing Newfoundlands to a small Jack Russell terrier.