Meaning of Humpty Dumpty

Hump•ty Dump•ty

Pronunciation: (hump'tē dump'tē), [key]
  1. an egg-shaped character in a Mother Goose nursery rhyme that fell off a wall and could not be put together again.
  2. (sometimes l.c.) something that has been damaged severely and usually irreparably.
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