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ringster

[ring-ster] /ˈrɪŋ stər/
noun
1.
a member of a ring, especially a political or price-fixing ring.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75, Americanism; ring1 + -ster
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  • But the chances are that they will select a frank ringster, and that the people will elect him with cheers.
  • Hogan is a more sensational ringster, but he lacks the experience and the cleverness of his opponent.
British Dictionary definitions for ringster

ringster

/ˈrɪŋstə/
noun
1.
a member of a ring controlling a market in antiques, art treasures, etc
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