Definition of dead ringer in US English:

dead ringer


  • A person or thing that seems exactly like someone or something else.

    ‘he is a dead ringer for his late papa’
    • ‘Meet the Irish builder who's a dead ringer for England's new boss.’
    • ‘What's it like being a dead-ringer for a star?’
    • ‘I think that Keith is a dead ringer for the actor Justin Kirk of Angels in America and Weeds.’
    • ‘Armstrong has produced a plastic laminate ceiling product that is a dead ringer for the beaded wood planking frequently found in the walls and ceilings of old summer cottages and screened porches.’


dead ringer

/ˈded ˈriNGər/