Humpty Dumpty Definition

humptē dumptē
A short, squat character in an old nursery rhyme, a personification of an egg, who fell from a wall and broke into pieces.
Webster's New World

A fairy tale character whose name has become synonymous with anything fragile or the existence of which is precarious.


Origin of Humpty Dumpty

  • Possibly baby talk forms of Humphrey, since Dump and Dumphry have been recorded as pet forms of this given name.

    From Wiktionary

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