Definition of Humpty Dumpty from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    Humpty Dumpty

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  1. 1a large egg-shaped character in a popular 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.
  2. 2a large egg-shaped character in Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll who has a strange and clever conversation with Alice.
    When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean, neither more nor less.
    Humpty Dumpty in Through the Looking Glass