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tripe

[trahyp] /traɪp/
noun
1.
the first and second divisions of the stomach of a ruminant, especially oxen, sheep, or goats, used as food.
2.
Slang. something, especially speech or writing, that is false or worthless; rubbish.
Origin of tripe
1250-1300
1250-1300; 1885-90 for def 2; Middle English < Old French < ?
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tripe

/traɪp/
noun
1.
the stomach lining of an ox, cow, or other ruminant, prepared for cooking
2.
(informal) something silly; rubbish
3.
(pl) (archaic, informal) intestines; belly
Word Origin
C13: from Old French, of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for tripe
n.

c.1300, from Old French tripe "entrails used as food" (13c.), of unknown origin, perhaps via Spanish tripa from Arabic therb "suet" (but also said to mean "fold of a piece of cloth"). Applied contemptuously to persons (1590s), then to anything considered worthless, foolish, or offensive (1892).

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Slang definitions & phrases for tripe

trip 1

noun

An arrest; a prison sentence; fall

[1920s+ Underworld; fr trip, ''stumble, fall'']


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