Origin of tripe
Related Wordsdrivel, gibberish, hogwash, garbage, bunk, baloney, bilge, hooey, poppycock, bull, balderdash, trash, BS, bosh
Examples from the Web for tripe
Let them boil up, and add them to the tripe just before you send it to table.Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches
On two nights in the week, tripe was sold in the town ready dressed.
Jenkins invited me to supper; tripe and onions; and I'd like to know what it all means, and where the supper is.
Cats were purring on the counters of the fruit store and the tripe shop.L'Assommoir
The insipid odour of the meat, the pungent smell of the tripe exasperated him.The Fat and the Thin
- 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 tripe
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).