Definition of Rumpelstiltskin in English:

Rumpelstiltskin

(also Rumplestiltskin, Rumplestilzkin, Rumplestiltsken)

noun

  • Allusively. A person or thing likened in some way to Rumpelstiltskin.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From German Rumpelstilzchen, the name of a mythical dwarf in a fairy tale, with suffix substitution.

Pronunciation

Rumpelstiltskin

/ˌrʌmplˈstɪltskɪn/