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- A nursery rhyme character, a short, squat, egg-like being who falls from a wall and breaks, whose name has become synonymous with anything fragile or the existence of which is precarious.
- 2009, Philip Kennedy, A Modern Introduction to Theology: New Questions for Old Beliefs:
- For many people, traditional Christian theology is a Humpty-Dumpty: it has tumbled from its perch and can't be put together again.
fairy tale character
Humpty Dumpty (uncountable)
- ^ E.G.Withycombe: The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names. Oxford University Press 1971.