American English

Definition of ringer noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1= bell-ringer
  2. 2a horse or person that takes part in a race illegally, for example by using a false name
  3. Idioms
    be a dead ringer for somebody (informal)
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    to look very like someone She's a dead ringer for a girl I used to know.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: ringer