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

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 Rodricks brings up the overused tripe about our immigration system being broken. Reader Commentary, Baltimore Sun, 23 June 2024 First, the soup bases: Ben Ben is really promoting its pork tripe and chicken version, which comes default not-spicy, but there’s also an ox-tail base, a beef-rib base and a Golden Palace Fish Maw and Chicken base. John Metcalfe, The Mercury News, 4 June 2024 Usually, said Bacolod, the dish includes a variety of meats, like honeycomb tripe, beef oxtail and short ribs. Caron Golden, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 May 2024 Open in Tempe since 2019, the restaurant serves Shandong and Sichuan food with a chef's recommendation section that features items like House Specialty Spicy Pot, made with beef tripe, potatoes, spam, lotus root, celery, tofu skin, wide vermicelli, quail eggs and squid. Bahar Anooshahr, The Arizona Republic, 20 Feb. 2024 See all Example Sentences for tripe 

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Word History


Middle English, from Anglo-French

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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Cite this Entry

“Tripe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition


: stomach tissue of a cud-chewing animal (as a cow) used as food
: something poor, worthless, or ridiculous

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