Any type of contestant in a game who is entered in order to cheat. For example, a professional bowler who plays in an amateur bowling match.
You lost because you were up against a ringer.
by sevenhn December 30, 2005
A Counter-Strike term (used in other games, too) that means a person that plays in a scrim or war against as a member of the clan, but is not actually in the clan.
We only need one more person, hey Bob wanna be a ringer?
by whcodered June 27, 2005
A person who you barely know that you bring/send to a party to make things interesting. Can also be someone you find on the street a few blocks away.
Who's that ringer you left at my house last night? I couldn't get rid of that guy for days. He shit on my brother's rug.
by butchasound September 18, 2007
(pseudoploximolarogen) the street name of a highly potent and exotic hallucinogen that is normally ingested with the mouth or some other orifice. Normally found in a rare mushroom harvested from various South American rainforests.
Dude, are you on ringer right now?
by Totesonringer101 July 22, 2010
its the ringing sound u hear in your head after a massive hoot of crack
i got a ringer from that rock we smoked lastnite
by cocainebeautifuLL September 21, 2007
N: At Burger King when you order a side of fries sometimes you accidentally get an onion ring in there. This is called a ringer.
Paul: "Dude, how are those fries? Can I have one?"
John: "Sweet! I got a ringer!"
*holds up onion ring*
Paul: "You aren't even listening to me, are you?"
by Shidoni March 9, 2009
A ringer is an aspiring professional gamer. They can usually be found honing their skills by pwning noobs. They're always on the look out to fill in the last spot of a team or competition.

A good ringer will often display the qualities of a grinder, putting an insane amount of time and effort in their game and grinding out every little advantage they can get.

The term is believed to have originated from the early days of competitive Counter Strike, a well known first person shooter video game.
Dude: we need one more player for our scrim
Bro: Let's get a ringer

Homeboy: That guy's good
Dawg: Yeah, he's a ringer
by uberfrank November 26, 2010