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

galumph

play
verb ga·lumph \gə-ˈləm(p)f\

Simple Definition of galumph

  • : to move in a loud and clumsy way

Full Definition of galumph

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to move with a clumsy heavy tread

Examples of galumph

  1. I could hear him galumphing around in the attic.

  2. <the Great Dane galumphed across the floor to greet us>



Origin of galumph

probably alteration of 1gallop


First Known Use: 1872

Rhymes with galumph


Learn More about galumph


Seen and Heard

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

WORD OF THE DAY

February 13, 2016

a trying or distressing experience

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image33683556

How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

196.5 pounds 100 pounds 16.96 pounds 2.2 pounds
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