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verb [intransitive] informal     galumph pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlegalumphing
past tensegalumphed
past participlegalumphed
  1. to move in a heavy noisy way that is not graceful
Word story
The word ’galumph’ was coined by Lewis Carroll in his children’s story Through the Looking Glass. It is one of several invented words in the nonsense poem Jabberwocky.


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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