Word Origin for humpty
Words nearby humpty
How to use humpty in a sentence
A word, Humpty Dumpty told Alice, means whatever I want it to mean.
Near that was another poster marked “read-a-rhyme” and featuring Humpty Dumpty.
I was seven the first time my mother mailed one of my stories to a magazine (Humpty Dumpty, now defunct).Mother’s Day 2013: Gloria Steinem, Erica Jong & Writers Thank Their Moms|Gloria Steinem, Erica Jong, Fay Weldon, Dalma Heyn, Joyce Maynard|May 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Obama team has been working closely with Riyadh to try to put the Yemeni Humpty-Dumpty back together.Ibrahim al Asiri: al Qaeda’s ‘Genius’ Bomb Maker|Bruce Riedel|May 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
As Humpty Dumpty once said, per Lewis Carroll: “When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean, neither more nor less.”
"Humpty-Dumpty," cried others; and there was a famous uproar.
Humpty-Dumpty fell downstairs, and yet he married a princess.
The riddle-rhyme of "Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall" is, in one form or other, a favorite throughout Europe.Popular Rhymes and Nursery Tales|David Goodger (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The word Humpty-Dumpty is allied to hump and to dump, words which express roundness and shortness.
The meaning of shortness and roundness is expressed also by the name of the foreign equivalents of Humpty-Dumpty.