Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

callithump

play
noun cal·li·thump \ˈka-lə-ˌthəmp\

Definition of callithump

  1. :  a noisy boisterous band or parade

cal·li·thump·ian play \ˌka-lə-ˈthəm-pē-ən\ adjective


Origin of callithump

back-formation from callithumpian, adjective, alteration of English dialect gallithumpian disturber of order at elections in 18th century


First Known Use: 1950


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up callithump? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 10, 2016

to put in good humor

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

pince-nez duvet spindrift kittly-benders
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ