Main definitions of ringy in English

: ringy1ringy2ringy3

ringy1

Pronunciation /ˈrɪŋi/

adjective

  • Resembling a ring; marked with rings; having rings.

Origin

Late 17th century. From ring + -y.

Main definitions of ringy in English

: ringy1ringy2ringy3

ringy2

Pronunciation /ˈrɪŋi/

adjective

  • Having a ringing quality or tone.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From ring + -y.

Main definitions of ringy in English

: ringy1ringy2ringy3

ringy3

(also ringey, wringy)

Pronunciation /ˈrɪŋi/

adjective

slang, dialect North American
  • Irritable; ‘ornery’; angry.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Scribner's Magazine. Origin uncertain. Perhaps compare ring, or perhaps compare wrangy, recorded with the same meaning in English regional (Devon) use in the 19th century and in slang use in the 21st.

Pronunciation

ringy

/ˈrɪŋi/