Humpty-dumpty meaning

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

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(person, proper) A short, squat character in an old nursery rhyme, a personification of an egg, who fell from a wall and broke into pieces.
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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