ripper

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noun rip·per \ˈri-pər\

Definition of ripper

  1. 1 :  one that rips; especially :  a machine used to break up solid material (such as rock or ore)

  2. 2 :  an excellent example or instance of its kind

Examples of ripper in a sentence

  1. the comedian's last routine was a real ripper, leaving the audience in those proverbial stitches

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First Known Use of ripper

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