the first and second divisions of the stomach of a ruminant, especially oxen, sheep, or goats, used as food. Compare honeycomb tripe, plain tripe.
Slang. something, especially speech or writing, that is false or worthless; rubbish.

1250–1300; 1885–90 for def 2; Middle English < Old French < ? Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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tripe (traɪp)
1.  the stomach lining of an ox, cow, or other ruminant, prepared for cooking
2.  informal something silly; rubbish
3.  archaic, informal (plural) intestines; belly
[C13: from Old French, of unknown origin]

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Word Origin & History

c.1300, from O.Fr. tripe "entrails used as food" (13c.), of unknown origin, perhaps via Sp. tripa from Arabic therb "suet" (but also said to mean "fold of a piece of cloth"). Applied contemptuously to persons (1595), then to anything considered worthless, foolish, or offensive (1892).
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Example sentences
Not to mention, they are impossible to explode, as my father once did many
  years ago while making tripe.
What's really stunning is that you actually believe any of this tripe.
Please stop publishing this kind of disrespectful tripe.
If only there was a reliable way of bouncing such tripe before it even reaches
  my mailbox.
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