noun (plural Humpty Dumpties)informal
1A short fat person.
- He is an extraordinary humpty-dumpty figure with an enormous head and stomach set upon tiny legs, supported by a shepherd's crook.
Late 18th century: from the egg-like nursery-rhyme character who fell off a wall, broke, and could not be put together again.
For editors and proofreaders
Line breaks: Humpty Dumpty
Definition of Humpty Dumpty in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.