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[ruhm-puh l-stilt-skin] /ˌrʌm pəlˈstɪlt skɪn/
a dwarf in a German folktale who spins flax into gold for a young woman to meet the demands of the prince she has married, on the condition that she give him her first child or else guess his name: she guesses his name and he vanishes or destroys himself in a rage.
a dwarf in a German folktale who aids the king’s bride on condition that she give him her first child or guess the dwarf’s name. She guesses correctly and in his rage he destroys himself

“Rumpelstiltskin” definition

A fairy tale from the collection of the brothers Grimm. The title character, a dwarf, tells a woman who has promised him her first-born child that he will not hold her to her promise if she can guess his name. She finds it out, and Rumpelstiltskin, furious, destroys himself.


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