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Rumpelstiltskin (n.)

1840, from German Rumpelstilzchen. The German form of the name is used in English from 1828. Figurative of anything small and vindictive.

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Definitions of Rumpelstiltskin

Rumpelstiltskin (n.)
a dwarf in one of the fairy stories of the brothers Grimm; tells a woman he will not hold her to a promise if she can guess his name and when she discovers it he is so furious that he destroys himself;
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