- The definition of Humpty Dumpty is an egg-like character from an old nursery rhyme who fell off a wall and broke into pieces.
An example of Humpty Dumpty is the figure who could not be put back together by "all the king's horses and all the king's men."
An illustration of Humpty Dumpty.
Humpty Dumpty definition by Webster's New World
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a short, squat character in an old nursery rhyme, a personification of an egg, who fell from a wall and broke into pieces
Humpty Dumpty - Cultural Definition
A nursery rhyme:Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall; Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the king's horses and all the king's men Couldn't put Humpty together again.