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ringer

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noun ring·er \ˈriŋ-ər\

Definition of ringer

  1. 1 :  one that sounds especially by ringing

  2. 2a (1) :  one that enters a competition under false representations (2) :  imposter, fakeb :  one that strongly resembles another —often used with dead he's a dead ringer for the senator

First Known Use of ringer

13th century

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ringer

noun ring·er

Definition of ringer

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

First Known Use of ringer

1834





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