Definition of dead ringer in English:

dead ringer

Syllabification: dead ring·er


  • A person or thing that seems exactly like someone or something else: he is a dead ringer for his late papa
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    • I think that Keith is a dead ringer for the actor Justin Kirk of Angels in America and Weeds.
    • Meet the Irish builder who's a dead ringer for England's new boss.
    • 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.

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