slang : being under the influence of alcohol or drugs : high, stoned
: 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
Recent Examples on the Web The Harry Potter alum has credited longtime girlfriend, actress Erin Darke, as the reason behind his ripped physique, which is more superhero, less wizard. Cara Lynn Shultz, Peoplemag, 30 Aug. 2023 Customize a ripped tee with your child's name (or band name) and draw on a few faux tattoos. Katie Bowlby, Country Living, 30 July 2023 While Sablan was inside the laundromat, the teenager scribbled her plea for help on a ripped piece of paper, court records state. María Luisa Paúl, Washington Post, 25 July 2023 Hadid wears a ripped gray sweater and a glossy brown manicure; Khai looks adorable in a white T-shirt with a graphic of a white daisy in front of a yellow backdrop, hot-pink pants with raw hems, and colorful Crocs. Rosa Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 13 June 2023 The ripped image of the woman was just enough to prompt Daniel's creative imagination. Brittanie Shey, Chron, 2 May 2023 The ripped and distressed effect could also be seen on button-downs and midi skirts; maxi dresses and tank tops. Tara Gonzalez, Harper's BAZAAR, 23 Feb. 2023 Pratt — who plays dinosaur handler Owen Grady — has transformed himself from an actor best known for playing chubby goofballs into a ripped and bankable action star who leads two major franchises. Frank Pallotta, CNN, 9 June 2022 Those injuries included the remnants of a ripped medial collateral ligament, a separated shoulder, a torn hamstring, and a broken elbow. NBD. Gordon Monson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 11 Feb. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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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“Ripped.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ripped. Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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