\ ˈtrīp How to pronounce tripe (audio) \

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 At this offal restaurant, run by chef Sarah Cicolini, Tucci and Parla enjoyed a frittata with mashed chicken offal; Roman tripe cooked in tomatoes; wagyu heart tartare; and oxtail meatball with peanut, wild celery and cocoa powder sauce. CNN, 21 Mar. 2021 Allison Kunes went 2-for-2 with a tripe and two RBIs, Alyssa Simms went 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBIs, Ava Cichetti added a hit and two RBIs and Norah Hart also stroked a hit and drove in a run for Chesapeake. Baltimore Sun Staff, Baltimore Sun, 29 Mar. 2022 Biden more than anyone should realize that the facile belief that Donald Trump or other Republicans had it within their power to shut down the pandemic at any point was partisan opportunism and tripe. Rich Lowry, National Review, 24 Dec. 2021 The cart also offers pork, beef, chicken, chicken gizzard, chicken heart, tripe, fish ball, squid, everything. Ali Francis, Bon Appétit, 30 Dec. 2021 Luosifen has a reputation for a funk that rivals durian, but don’t believe the tripe. Washington Post, 27 Dec. 2021 On New Year's, it's often served with menudo, a tripe and hominy soup that is famously good for hangovers. Amanda Kludt, CNN, 25 Dec. 2021 Jin Korean BBQ offers an assortment of Korean foods, including pork belly (Samgyupsal Gui), tilapia, tripe, spicy pork tenderloin and brisket (Chadolbaegi). Fredrick Ochami, Chron, 5 Nov. 2021 Among the standards, the shish kebabs and shawarmas, there are unexpected offerings — eggplant kebab, quail, pigeon, something called cherry kebab — as well as a commitment to cooking nose to tail, including tripe, brain and cow-feet fatteh. New York Times, 11 Nov. 2021 See More

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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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10 May 2022

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“Tripe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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Kids Definition of tripe

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

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