bell ringer

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See also: bellringer and bell-ringer

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English belringer, belle ringer, bellryngar, belryngere, equivalent to bell +‎ ringer.

Noun[edit]

bell ringer (plural bell ringers)

  1. A person, especially one of a group, who rings bells.
  2. (derogatory) A door-to-door salesman.
  3. (education) An assignment, usually done at the beginning of a class, usually intended as a warm-up before other classroom activities start, and is usually done regularly.

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  • bellist (a person who rings bells)

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