roperipe

adjective

Definition of roperipe

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 archaic
a of a deed : punishable by hanging
b of a person : deserving to be hung
2 obsolete : bombastic

roperipe

noun
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of roperipe (Entry 2 of 2)

: one that deserves to be hung : rascal

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First Known Use of roperipe

Adjective

circa 1530, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Noun

1570, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of roperipe was circa 1530

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“Roperipe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/roperipe. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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