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tripe

[ trahyp ]

noun

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


tripe

/ traɪp /

noun

  1. the stomach lining of an ox, cow, or other ruminant, prepared for cooking
  2. informal.
    something silly; rubbish
  3. archaic.
    plural intestines; belly


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Word History and Origins

Origin of tripe1

First recorded in 1250–1300; 1885–90 tripe fordef 2; Middle English, from Old French, perhaps from Vulgar Latin trippa (unrecorded), of expressive origin
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Word History and Origins

Origin of tripe1

C13: from Old French, of unknown origin
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Example Sentences

Fill large pot with water and add tripe, let cook for 3-4 hours until tender.

These seemingly disparate countries count on a tripe soup to ease the pain of a hangover.

I was also struck by the range of food—he talks about eating tripe and woodcock.

The word “tripe” conjures up some not-so-pleasing connotations.

This dish is based on the beautiful white honeycomb tripe, which comes from the second stomach, or the reticulum, of an ox.

They took their chop or steak at their inn or hotel, or visited the tripe houses.

That kind of tripe was for the little Joe Dopes who got their thrills vicariously.

And then he went off to the Convivial Cannibals, where he ate an enormous tripe supper, and was more jovial and violent than ever.

On the morrow Florent and Marguerite the lace-maker ate a dish of tripe,—a treat they had craved for many a long year.

Then there came a dish of tripe, which exhaled a smell of onions, and which Madame Caravan made up her mind to taste.

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