Ringer

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ring +‎ er

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Ringer (plural Ringers)

  1. (fandom slang) A fan of the novel The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien and/or the film trilogy based on it.
    • 2001, Kathy Marks, "The campaign for real Tolkien", The Independent, 10 November 2001:
      Readers flocked online to articulate their angst, discovering 400 websites where "Ringers" congregated to converse in Quenya – one of Tolkien's fictional languages – and discuss such burning issues as whether elves have pointy ears.
    • 2005, Jody Genessy, "Slamdance gets infusion of 'Lord of Rings' mania", Deseret News, 27 January 2005:
      One Ringer travels all over and takes pictures of her "Lord of the Rings" figurines.
    • 2014, Mark Smith, "Sci-fi fans trek to city for Comic Con", South Wales Echo, 3 March 2014:
      Trekkers, Whovians and Ringers were out in force over the weekend as sci-fi and fantasy fans descended on Cardiff for the city's Film and Comic Convention.

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ringen +‎ -er

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Ringer m (genitive Ringers, plural Ringer, feminine Ringerin)

  1. (olympic) wrestler

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