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ringer

noun

  • a professional sports player who plays fraudulently on a non-professional team.

    Last edited on Sep 23 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Aug 31 2009.

  • any athlete who benefits from dishonestly conferred advantages
    The celebrated Russian Turgin twins were accused by some of being ringers when neither sister competed at Tokyo, 1964 - the first games where mandatory gender testing was implemented by the International Olympic Committee.
    With billions of dollars gambled on sporting events daily, it would be naive to dismiss the presence of ringers, especially with the advent of 'point spreads'; the skill required to sink a 3-pointer seemingly without effort could be used to miss as [the] ball bounces off [the] inside of [the] rim and [the] player expresses mock anger... while the team goes on to win, the fans happy and none the wiser.

    Last edited on Sep 23 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Aug 31 2009.

  • ringer - a professional (paid) musician, dancer or actor hired to bolster the quality of the performance and increase the pleasure of performers and audience alike, especially in amateur groups. There is no negative connotation and no implication of fraud.

    Eg. There were a couple of ringers in the string section of the orchestra.

    Last edited on Mar 13 2017. Submitted by Anonymous on Mar 13 2017.

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ring in

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ring master

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ring (one's) bell

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rinse

  • fellatio.
    She gives a good rinse!

    Last edited on Jun 05 2013. Submitted by Neill from Toronto, ON, Canada on Mar 27 2005.

  • in sports, "rinse" can mean to beat badly.
    Did you see the move he/she put on their opponent? Man, he got rinsed!

    Last edited on Mar 27 2005. Submitted by Neill from Toronto, ON, Canada on Mar 27 2005.

verb

  • To over-charge for a service in order to extract the maximum fee from the customer, e.g. the plumber rinsed the insurance company by testing every pipe in the building!

    Origin - to rinse a cloth is to squeeze it until it is dry

    Last edited on Sep 02 2015. Submitted by Brian Herbert from Manchester, Greater Manchester, UK on Sep 02 2015.

  • To over-charge for a service in order to extract the maximum fee from the customer.
    the plumber rinsed the insurance company by testing every pipe in the building!
    Origin - to rinse a cloth is to squeeze it until it is dry

    Last edited on Sep 02 2015. Submitted by Brian Herbert from Manchester, Greater Manchester, UK on Sep 02 2015.

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rinsed

  • When a song is played to a point where it is no longer enjoyable to listen to. 2. When something is no longer deemed fashionable due to overuse/being too old/used by the wrong people.
    That song is rinsed!

    Last edited on Mar 06 2003. Submitted by Sophie from Lewes, East Sussex, UK on Mar 06 2003.

verb

  • To over-charge for a service in order to extract the maximum fee from the customer, e.g. the plumber rinsed the insurance company by testing every pipe in the building!

    Last edited on Sep 02 2015. Submitted by Brian Herbert from Manchester, Greater Manchester, UK on Sep 02 2015.

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riot

noun

  • something or someone extremely funny.
    That movie was a riot.
    Frankie is a riot.

    Last edited on Apr 27 2013. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Aug 11 2009.

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riot grrrl

  • an underground feminist punk movement that started in the early 1990s, often associated with third-wave feminism.

    Last edited on Sep 21 2009. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Sep 21 2009.

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