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Words nearby ringer
Definition 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.
Example sentences from the Web for ringer
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