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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
1250-1300
1250-1300; 1885-90 for def 2; Middle English < Old French < ?
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British Dictionary definitions for tripes

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 tripes

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 tripes

tripes

noun

The intestines; guts, innards, kishkes: He doesn't put their tripes in an unproar (1529+)


tripe

noun

Contemptible material; nonsense, worthless stuff; crap, junk: What the hell do they have to give us that tripe for?/ anyone who could make money on ''such tripe''

[1895+; fr tripe, ''animal stomach used as food,'' because it is held in low regard]


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