ring around the rosy


a children's game in which the players sing while going around in a circle and squat when the lyrics “all fall down” are sung.
Also, ring-around-the-rosy, ring-around-a-rosey.

1880–85; probably rose1 + -ey2

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To ring around the rosy
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: ring around the rosey
Next Definition: ring back
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for ring around the rosy
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing ring around the rosy
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature