Definition of ringer
Words nearby ringer
Other definitions for ringer (2 of 2)
- a racehorse, athlete, or the like entered in a competition under false representation as to identity or ability.
- a student paid by another to take an exam.
- any person or thing that is fraudulent; fake or impostor.
- a substitute or addition, as a professional musician hired to strengthen a school orchestra: We hired three ringers for the commencement concert.
How to use ringer in a sentence
In his opinion, Thomas noted that modern regulations don’t have to be a “dead ringer for historical precursors.”What the Supreme Court’s Gun Ruling Means For Gun Control|Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux (Amelia.Thomson-DeVeaux@abc.com)|June 23, 2022|FiveThirtyEight
These are women who have gone through the ringer since they came forward.
Between that and her usual predisposition to SAD, her mental health is going through the ringer.For Some, a Second Pandemic Winter Means Seasonal Affective Disorder Is Hitting Hard|Jamie Ducharme|December 23, 2021|Time
I’ve proven Lewis wrong before, much to my delight, so I ran this claim through the Fact Check ringer.Politics Report: The 101 Ash St. Scandal Isn’t Going Away|Andrew Keatts|July 3, 2021|Voice of San Diego
A drawing of what was deemed a “deer pig” was also sent through the uranium decay ringer.
The e-cigarette needs no additional evidence that it is a ringer.
More than a ringer, it is yet another manifestation of the American genius at finding loopholes.
And the kid playing Biggie is a dead ringer for the silky smooth MC.Spike Jonze’s 13 Best Music Videos: Beastie Boys, Kanye West, Fatboy Slim, and More|Marlow Stern|December 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Italian judicial system has essentially been put through the ringer in this case, and has come out stained.
To the old ringer, Death, who before had grinned so diabolically, is a gentle and trusted friend.The History of Modern Painting, Volume 1 (of 4)|Richard Muther
Let them study the words “ringer” , “linger” , and “ginger” .Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
In some instances church boys have descended to welcome the "ringer" for the purpose of "putting it over" their competitors.The Minister and the Boy|Allan Hoben
A ring came at the bell—Krakatoa had no knocker—and a short colloquy followed between Jane and the ringer.Somehow Good|William de Morgan
It was no ringer, but Harding himself, complete to the smallest personal memories and personality traits.Dead Ringer|Lester del Rey