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Today's Word "galumph"

To move in a clumsy manner on

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galumph \guh-LUHM(P)F\ (intransitive verb) - To move in a clumsy manner or with a heavy tread.

"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

 

Galumph is probably an alteration of gallop. It was coined by Lewis Carroll in the nonsense poem "Jabberwocky."

 

 

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