ring-around-the-rosy

noun \ ˌriŋ-ə-ˌrau̇n(d)-t͟hə-ˈrō-zē \
variants: or less commonly ring-around-a-rosy play \ˌriŋ-ə-ˌrau̇n-də-ˈrō-zē\
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of ring-around-the-rosy

: a children's singing game in which players dance around in a circle and at a given signal drop to the ground called also ring-a-rosy\ˌriŋ-ə-ˈrō-zē\

First Known Use of ring-around-the-rosy

1878


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