[ trahyp ]
/ traɪp /


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.

Origin of tripe

1250–1300; 1885–90 for def 2; Middle English < Old French < ? Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for tripe

/ (traɪp) /


the stomach lining of an ox, cow, or other ruminant, prepared for cooking
informal something silly; rubbish
(plural) archaic, informal intestines; belly

Word Origin for tripe

C13: from Old French, of unknown origin
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