Definition of Humpty dumpty

1. Noun. An egg-shaped character in a nursery rhyme who fell off a wall and could not be put back together again (late 17th century).

Definition of Humpty dumpty

1. Proper noun. A fairy tale character whose name has become synonymous with anything fragile or the existence of which is precarious. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Humpty Dumpty

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Literary usage of Humpty dumpty

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1. Through the Looking-glass by Lewis Carroll (2007)
"humpty dumpty. HOWEVER, the egg only got larger and larger, and more and more human: when ... humpty dumpty was sitting, with his legs crossed like a Turk, ..."

2. Poems by Edward Sandford Martin (1914)
"humpty dumpty '""PHEY say that folks who perch upon the brink ^ Of canon deep or awful precipice A morbid impulse feel as back they shrink, To jump the edge ..."

3. A Treasury of American Verse by Walter Learned, H. C. Edwards, Thomas McIlvaine (1897)
"Whatever may be thought on earth, We've other rules in heaven ; And only poverty confessed Finds free admittance given !" MRS. ADT WHITNEY. humpty dumpty. ..."

4. Children's Literature: A Textbook of Sources for Teachers and Teacher by Charles Madison Curry (1921)
"36 humpty dumpty sat on a wall, humpty dumpty had a great-fall; Threescore men and threescore more Cannot place humpty dumpty as he was before. 37 (An egg. ..."

5. Comparative Studies in Nursery Rhymes by Lina Eckenstein (1906)
"The rhyme on Humpty-Dumpty among us is current in three variations:— Humpty-Dumpty sate on a wall, Humpty-Dumpty had a great fall; Threescore men and ..."

6. Poet LoreLiterature Periodicals (1921)
"98 humpty dumpty, A Fantasy—Bertram Bloch 76 Hung, Shen—The Wedded Husband, A Realistic Chinese Play no Immortal, The, A Play in One Act—Carl Click and ..."

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