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- proper n. A fairy tale character whose name has become synonymous with anything fragile or the existence of which is precarious.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Short and broad. Hence the name “Humpty-Dumpty” in “Mother Goose,” personifying an egg.
- n. A favorite Gipsy beverage, consisting of ale boiled with brandy.
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- n. an egg-shaped character in a nursery rhyme who fell off a wall and could not be put back together again (late 17th century)
Possibly baby talk forms of Humphrey, since Dump and Dumphry have been recorded as pet forms of this given name. (Wiktionary)
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