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Definition of tripe

1 : stomach tissue especially of a ruminant (such as an ox) used as food
2 : something poor, worthless, or offensive

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Examples of tripe in a Sentence

That's just a load of tripe. it's shocking that an esteemed newspaper like this one would publish such tripe
Recent Examples on the Web Meat workers not washing hands between cutting chicken, dispensing tripe and cutting fish. oregonlive, "These 21 Oregon grocery stores did the worst on state health inspections," 10 Jan. 2020 Meat options include common offerings like chicken, pork, and steak, alongside more exotic options like tongue, tripe, and pork belly. al, "The best places to get pizza and tacos in Birmingham," 27 Dec. 2019 And crisp tripe that doesn’t spare the funk hits a nice sizzling crisp without turning into the chewy surgical tubing so many other joints serve. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "First Bite: This new Roosevelt Row taco shop is bringing killer carne asada to downtown Phoenix," 16 Dec. 2019 The tripe is cooked with black beans, butter beans, chorizo and tomato to intensify the inherent umami flavour of mogodu. Nikita Singh, Quartz Africa, "South Africa’s township foods are being remade as gourmet dishes by a new generation of chefs," 15 Sep. 2019 By flashlight, workers moved the store’s supply of beef brain, cow feet, beef cheeks, tripe and other meats onto ice while others did their best to keep the beer cold enough to drink. Evan Sernoffsky,, "PG&E shut-off: Mexican grocery in Napa gives loyal customers a lifeline," 9 Oct. 2019 The Chinese-Islamic restaurant specializes in skewers, including those with goat tripe, fish and lamb liver. Hadley Tomicki,, "Go Get Em Tiger’s new DTLA location serves up burgers; Marugame Udon opens at the Bloc," 2 July 2019 Even at the Mexican market, where my Mexican mother routinely shopped, the tripe looked more like acoustic tiles. Bernadette Fay,, "Why I prefer my plant-based food to taste like plants," 4 Oct. 2019 El Cazador offers seven other proteins for many of their food items, including beef (asada), chicken (pollo), spicy pork (pastor), carnitas (regular pork), beef cheek (cabesa) and tripe (cow intestines). Matt Wake |, al, "Huntsville’s popular taco-bus goes indoors," 1 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of tripe

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for tripe

Middle English, from Anglo-French

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The first known use of tripe was in the 14th century

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24 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Tripe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of tripe

: 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


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Kids Definition of tripe

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

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