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Definition of the noun ring-a-rosy

What does ring-a-rosy mean as a name of something?


  1. a children's game in which the players dance around in a circle and at a given signal all squat
    • examples: Then they played "ring-a-ring-a-rosy" until they were tired and thirsty. | Then they played "ring-a-ring-a-rosy" until they were worn out.
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of ring-a-rosy: ring-around-a-rosy / ring-around-the-rosy
    • more generic word: game = an amusement or pastime

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Google previewMerriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms (1984)

A Merriam-Webster. A Dictionary of Discriminated Synonyms, with Antonyms and Analogous and Contrasted Words by Merriam-Webster, Inc

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