Origin of tripe
Examples from the Web for tripes
As true as that I have perforated with my sword yonder scoundrel's tripes.The Queen Pedauque
I gave him one in the basket that made the tripes fly to heaven like Roman candles.Pandora's Box
I am at your commandment, body and goods, tripes and bowels.
Tripes and bowels of all the devils, cries Panurge, what do you tell me?
What do you know that wasn't ever in Cork itself about tripes.
- the stomach lining of an ox, cow, or other ruminant, prepared for cooking
- informal something silly; rubbish
- (plural) archaic, informal intestines; belly
Word Origin and History for tripes
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).