[ ring-nek ]
/ ˈrɪŋˌnɛk /


a ring-necked animal.

Origin of ringneck

An Americanism dating back to 1785–95; ring1 + neck
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for ringneck

  • The birds that breed at liberty in the United States are mostly of the Ringneck type.

    Our Domestic Birds|John H. Robinson
  • The next bird is one of our well-known cage pets—the beautiful Ringneck—the Mallee Parrot.

    An Australian Bird Book|John Albert Leach
  • The principal English variety at the present time is a Ringneck produced from the mixture.

    Our Domestic Birds|John H. Robinson