Definition of ring-a-ring in English:

ring-a-ring

(also ringaring)

noun

  • A circle or circular movement.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in James Joyce (1882–1941), writer. Reduplication of ring with connective element -a-, in quot. 1953 after ring-a-ring o' roses.

Pronunciation

ring-a-ring

/ˌrɪŋəˈrɪŋ/