ring-around-the-rosey

or ring-a·round-the-ros·y, ring-a·round-a-ros·ey

[ ring-uh-round-thuh-roh-zee ]
/ ˈrɪŋ əˈraʊnd ðəˈroʊ zi /

noun

a children's game in which the players sing while going around in a circle and squat when the lyrics “all fall down” are sung.

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Origin of ring-around-the-rosey

1880–85; probably rose1 + -ey2

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