dead ringer

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of dead ringer

: someone who looks exactly like someone else
  • She's a dead ringer for my cousin Julie.

Word by Word Definitions

dead play
  1. : deprived of life : no longer alive

  2. : having the appearance of death : deathly

  3. : lacking power to move, feel, or respond : numb

  1. : someone who is no longer alive : one that is dead (see 1dead 1)

  2. : the state of being dead

  3. : the time of greatest quiet

  1. : absolutely, utterly

  2. : suddenly and completely

  3. : directly

ringer play
  1. : one that sounds especially by ringing

  2. : one that enters a competition under false representations

  3. : imposter, fake

  1. : one that encircles or puts a ring around (such as a quoit or horseshoe that lodges so as to surround the peg)


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