Verb. (Hard 'g' sound, germp)
1. Gurmp describes the gait of someone who is grumpy. A hasty, stomping appearance to the stride that sometimes results in an unevenness that makes their walking seem inefficient. This inefficiency is often an unconscious choice that allows the person to avoid ruminating on their problems by giving them something to complain about i.e. pain caused by their walking unevenly.
Variant 1. Gurmper
, similar to gurmp but tends to encompass a scampering, scurrying haste in the manner of walking. As in being chased or needing to arrive somewhere in a hurry.
Variant 2. Gurmple
, Similar again but adds an element of scrambling. This would be used in a situation where the person is trying to gurmp in a small space (e.g. in a cave) and needs to be more nimble.
Some one who gurmps
Harry gurmped to the graveyard. It was cold but the sun could still be seen hanging bright in the sky.He wished he was just about anywhere but here, it felt like work, but not the fun type of work, the boring work. As he walked he felt the pain he always got in his right knee whenever he had to walk further than from his door to the car. He grumbled under his breath about the doctor not knowing what was wrong with it. He was quite grumpy when he finally arrived and wasn't going to stand for any nonsense.
Harry (above) is a gurmper