\ˈript \

Definition of ripped 

1 slang : being under the influence of alcohol or drugs : high, stoned

2 : having high muscle definition ripped abs

Examples of ripped in a Sentence

She was wearing ripped jeans. when I got to his house, he was already pretty ripped

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Any other film studio would have smashed the cease-and-desist button on a scrappy T-shirt brand that mocked up tees with ripped film stills. Samuel Hine, GQ, "Hereditary Is Here and So Is the Film’s Insanely Spooky Merch," 8 June 2018 The singer, 36, shared a sultry swimsuit shot from her weekend at Coachella on April 15 that showed off her ripped stomach and slim body. Julie Mazziotta,, "Christina Milian Claps Back at Skinny-Shamer Who Says She's Too Thin: 'Thicker Me Was Out of Shape'," 27 Apr. 2018 One inmate who was part of a 2005 lawsuit against IDOC tried to kill himself by swallowing pieces of a broken mirror twice, and by hanging himself with a ripped sheet once. Maya Dukmasova, Chicago Reader, "Archive Dive / Crime / News Life inside a supermax prison," 25 Apr. 2018 Photos released by Metro Nashville Police Department showed him disheveled in a ripped burgundy top and dark jeans, handcuffed in the back seat of a law enforcement vehicle. Jenny Jarvie,, "With arrest of Waffle House shooting suspect, 'Nashville can breathe a sign of relief,' mayor says," 23 Apr. 2018 Trafficante had previously presented as a model-handsome man, with a scruff of beard and a ripped torso. Jane Mayer, The New Yorker, "The Story of a Trans Woman’s Face," 12 Mar. 2018 But Madonna upped the ante by inviting rapper-of-the-moment Cardi B to perform — and getting Kim K and Cardi to snap pics alongside her at a photo booth setup involving a ripped sheet. Raisa Bruner, Time, "Madonna Had a Weird, Wonderful Photoshoot with Kim Kardashian and Cardi B," 6 Mar. 2018 The 38-year-old is seen going for a jog, working out with a trainer and the best part—showing off his ripped biceps in the mirror (with a shirtless cameo) while doing curls with a beer bottle. Jessica Fecteau,, "Chris Pratt Shows Off His Ripped Body In His First-Ever Super Bowl Commercial for Michelob ULTRA," 29 Jan. 2018 What’s your trick for dealing with ripped pants in public? Emily Kirkpatrick,, "Gigi Hadid Splits the Crotch of Her Pants, Does a Quick Patch Job in the Limo, Shares a Photo With the World," 22 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of ripped

1966, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of ripped was in 1966

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English Language Learners Definition of ripped

: having rips : torn, split, or opened

: having a strong and muscular body or shape with little fat

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