This makes the guide to the Jack the ripper Walk seem rather dated.
Two of the five victims commonly attributed to Jack the ripper are now suspected of being killed by copycats.
LONDON — If Sherlock Holmes was such a smart detective, why was he not put on the case of Jack the ripper?
I remember the petitions and the protests by women to Reclaim the Night from the ripper.
Why was it the Yorkshire ripper and not, for example, the Scottish ripper?
The ripper made a sudden dash forward, down a steeper incline, faster, faster.
Its a ripper, the gramophone, I mean, like some other people I am thinking of!
Mr. ripper had no doubt been playing truant on his own account.
It's a ripper of a kite with a great gilt star on it that's got eight prongs.
Jack the ripper manifestly had something of the same idea about his use of the knife.
1610s, agent noun from rip (v.). Meaning "killer who mutilates his victims" (1890) is from Jack the Ripper, notorious London murderer, whose nickname contains a pun on ripper in sense of "tool for ripping" old slates, etc. (1823) and the slang meaning "excellent person or thing, a 'ripping' fellow" (1838), from ripping "excellent, splendid."
One that is an excellent or admirable example of its kind: Every episode is a ripper (1838+)