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ringmaster

[ring-mas-ter, -mah-ster] /ˈrɪŋˌmæs tər, -ˌmɑ stər/
noun
1.
a person in charge of the performances in a circus ring.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; ring1 + master
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Examples from the web for ringmaster
  • Elaborately dressed in a green sequenced top hat and a multi colored tuxedo, the ringmaster enters the center ring.
  • Instead, each week will welcome a different celeb as the ringmaster.
British Dictionary definitions for ringmaster

ringmaster

/ˈrɪŋˌmɑːstə/
noun
1.
the master of ceremonies in a circus
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Word Origin and History for ringmaster
n.

1842, from ring (n.1) in the circus sense + master (n.).

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Slang definitions & phrases for ringmaster

ringmaster

noun

A yardmaster (1940s+ Railroad)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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