Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Word of the Week #88 - galumph

galumph - [guh-LUHM(P)F] - intransitive verb

Definition:
To move in a clumsy manner or with a heavy tread.

Usage:
It never ceases to amaze me how my petite daughter can galumph down the stairs like an elephant.

5 comments:

Eric said...

Great word. Even better in the example. Isn't it funny how kids can do just that?

Carolyn V. said...

I galumph too. Someday I would like to be graceful. *fingers crossed, fingers crossed!*

Nisa said...

I have a two-year-old that can galumph with the best of them. Haha! How do you find the most fun words out there? There are a lot of words in the dictionary...

Wendy Sparrow said...

Did this word originate in the Jabberwocky? or is it just found in it? I know that he was known for making up words....

L.T. Elliot said...

That word totally belies it's meaning. ;)