ringmaster

[ ring-mas-ter, -mah-ster ]
/ ˈrɪŋˌmæs tər, -ˌmɑ stər /

noun

a person in charge of the performances in a circus ring.

Nearby words

  1. ringing tone,
  2. ringleader,
  3. ringlet,
  4. ringlight,
  5. ringling,
  6. ringneck,
  7. ringneck snake,
  8. rings on her fingers and bells on her toes,
  9. ringsail,
  10. ringside

Origin of ringmaster

First recorded in 1870–75; ring1 + master

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British Dictionary definitions for ringmaster

ringmaster

/ (ˈrɪŋˌmɑːstə) /

noun

the master of ceremonies in a circus
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Word Origin and History for ringmaster

ringmaster

n.

1842, from ring (n.1) in the circus sense + master (n.).

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