[ ring-mas-ter, -mah-ster ]
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  1. a person in charge of the performances in a circus ring.

Origin of ringmaster

First recorded in 1870–75; ring1 + master

Words Nearby ringmaster

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How to use ringmaster in a sentence

  • Well, I felt sheepish enough to be took in so, but I wouldn't a been in that ringmaster's place, not for a thousand dollars.

    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete | Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • There was a slight pause and then Christopher reappeared in his costume as ringmaster.

    Letty and the Twins | Helen Sherman Griffith
  • The long whip he carried proclaimed his character as ringmaster.

    Letty and the Twins | Helen Sherman Griffith

British Dictionary definitions for ringmaster


/ (ˈrɪŋˌmɑːstə) /

  1. the master of ceremonies in a circus

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