Humpty Dumpty

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Etymology[edit]

Possibly baby talk forms of Humphrey, since Dump and Dumphry have been recorded as pet forms of this given name. [1]

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Humpty Dumpty

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

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  1. ^ E.G.Withycombe: The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names. Oxford University Press 1971.