[ ring-ster ]
/ ˈrɪŋ stər /


a member of a ring, especially a political or price-fixing ring.

Origin of ringster

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75; ring1 + -ster
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Examples from the Web for ringster

  • Ringster pointed to the tall grass near the willows, over which a fresh silken canvas was being rapidly spread.

    Old Farm Fairies:|Henry Christopher McCook
  • In the meantime Ringster had quietly ascended one of the tallest bushes, and was carefully surveying the lake.

    Old Farm Fairies:|Henry Christopher McCook

British Dictionary definitions for ringster


/ (ˈrɪŋstə) /


a member of a ring controlling a market in antiques, art treasures, etc
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