Sunday, July 3, 2011

#543 galumph

galumph- informal, to leap or move about clumsily or joyfully

C19 coined by Lewis Carroll; probably a blend of gallop+triumph

Galumph is "to prance about in a self-satisfied manner," 1872, coined by Lewis Carroll in "Jabberwocky."

Companion site: quoteflections- a regular, eclectic mind fix

Tags: word of the day, best words, etymology, spelling, vital, useful, expressive, emotional, strategic, onomatopoeic, connotation, how to, English usage, language, learning, mnemonic devices, vocabulary, quoteflections, quotation, quotes