Definitions for Rumpelstiltskinˌrʌm pəlˈstɪlt skɪn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Rum•pel•stilts•kinˌrʌm pəlˈstɪlt skɪn(n.)

  1. a dwarf in a German folktale who spins flax into gold for a young woman on the condition that she give him her first child or else guess his name.

    Category: Literature, Mythology

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Rumpelstiltskin(noun)

    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


  1. Rumpelstiltskin(ProperNoun)

    A fairy tale collected by the brothers Grimm about a dwarf who saves the milleru2019s daughter by spinning straw into gold in exchange for her first-born child, and whose name is critical to the conclusion.

  2. Rumpelstiltskin(ProperNoun)

    The fictional dwarf who is the protagonist and title character of that story.

  3. Origin: Rumpelstilzchen


  1. Rumpelstiltskin

    Rumpelstiltskin is the title character and antagonist of a fairy tale that originated in Germany. The tale was collected by the Brothers Grimm in the 1812 edition of Children's and Household Tales. It was subsequently revised in later editions.

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