tripe

play
noun \ˈtrīp\

Definition of tripe

  1. 1 :  stomach tissue especially of a ruminant (such as an ox) used as food

  2. 2 :  something poor, worthless, or offensive

Examples of tripe in a sentence

  1. That's just a load of tripe.

  2. it's shocking that an esteemed newspaper like this one would publish such tripe

Origin and Etymology of tripe

Middle English, from Anglo-French


First Known Use: 14th century


TRIPE Defined for English Language Learners

tripe

play
noun \ˈtrīp\

Definition of tripe for English Language Learners

  • : the stomach of an animal (such as a cow or ox) that is eaten as food

  • : something that is worthless, unimportant, or of poor quality


TRIPE Defined for Kids

tripe

play
noun \ˈtrīp\

Definition of tripe for Students

  1. :  a part of the stomach of a cow used for food



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up tripe? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a frightening dream

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • manet-jeanne-spring
  • Which is a synonym of chaffer?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!