dead ringer

Definition of dead ringer

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

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  deprived of life :  no longer alive

    :  having the appearance of death :  deathly

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

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

    :  the state of being dead

    :  the time of greatest quiet

  1. :  absolutely, utterly

    :  suddenly and completely

    :  directly

  1. :  one that sounds especially by ringing

    :  one that enters a competition under false representations

    :  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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to cast off or become cast off

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