Ringhead

See also: ringhead

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ring +‎ -head

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Ringhead (plural Ringheads)

  1. (slang) A fan of the opera cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner.
    • 2005, Melinda Bargreen, "Ringheads have fiery devotion", The Seattle Times, 7 August 2005:
      And Ringheads aren't the only ones who are drawn to Wagner: only Hitler and Shakespeare have attracted so many biographers, analysts and apologists.
    • 2008, Daniel J. Wakin, "‘Ring’ Fans and the Met Lock Horns Over Ticket Rule ", The New York Times, 10 April 2008:
      Ringheads, also known as Wagnolaters, often travel the world to hear the cycle, reserving special devotion for Bayreuth, Germany, where Wagner’s own theater stands.
    • 2010, Valerie J. Nelson, "Wagner fan led 'Ringheads'", Chicago Tribune, 5 June 2010:
      Sherwin Sloan retired early as an ophthalmologist to pursue an obsession that bestowed another title — leader of the "Ringheads," a nickname for fans of Richard Wagner's four-opera cycle known as "The Ring."

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