Entry: galumphers (n.)
In context: "Apparently some higher-up had sent Mary Esther Thode out on her little yellow Vespa with the order for their match; she'd pulled up alongside Stice and Wayne just as they cleared the Hammond golf course, Hal a good half km. behind them with galumphers kornspan and Kahn."
Definition: from galumph (v.): Orig., to march on exultingly with irregular bounding movements. Now usu., to gallop heavily; to bound or move clumsily or noisily.
Other: Etymology: Invented by ‘L. Carroll’ (perhaps with some reminiscence of gallop , triumphant ). The sense in current use may vary according to different notions of what the sound expresses.
1871 ‘L. Carroll’ Through Looking-glass i. 22 He left it dead, and with its head He went galumphing back.
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Source: Oxford English Dictionary