Pronounced: ih-FUHL-juhnt (alt: ih-FOOL-juhnt), adj
Notes: Another unknown word to me
The word galumph means “to move clumsily or heavily”
Our word came into English in the mid-1800s
Background / Comments
Our word is another one coined by Lewis Carroll in Through the Looking-Glass (as I have previously noted, the correct title is Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There, published in 1871). It is from the poem “Jabberwocky” found in the book and is supposedly a combination of gallop and triumph. I’m not quite sure how this comes to mean clumsily or heavily.