ripping

adjective
rip·ping | \ˈri-piŋ \

Definition of ripping 

chiefly British

: excellent, delightful I've had a ripping time here— W. S. Maugham

First Known Use of ripping

1776, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ripping

probably from present participle of rip entry 1

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