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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 For the uninitiated, this peppery soup is made with a red chili pepper base and teems with tripe and hominy and garnished with diced onions, fresh herbs — watch for oregano stems! Mara Severin, Anchorage Daily News, "Spicy takeout is getting our dining reviewer through winter. Here are her favorite orders.," 25 Feb. 2021 Daring palates deserve the tripe swimming in chili vinaigrette and pickled vegetables, which get the same numbing treatment. Kara Baskin,, "100 top restaurants for takeout in Boston and beyond," 11 Feb. 2021 And next to that, several packets of bright, superb-looking honeycomb tripe. New York Times, "The Case for Stewed Tripe," 13 Jan. 2021 The combination of tripe, meatballs, brisket and tendon is so delicious along with the bean sprout, onion, cilantro and Thai basil garnishes. Dana Mcmahan, The Courier-Journal, "No matter who wins, here are some chef picked comfort foods for election night and beyond," 3 Nov. 2020 Trump read the clichéd tripe on his teleprompter about the greatness of Michigan and its auto plants and its Motown music, then interjected unscripted commentaries. Susan B. Glasser, The New Yorker, "Donald Trump’s 2020 Superspreader Campaign: A Diary," 3 Nov. 2020 If using the tripe, place in a medium pot, covered with water. Tara Duggan,, "5 recipes to bring comfort, from Hainanese chicken rice to stewed short ribs with adobo," 30 Oct. 2020 In it is a honeycomb of tripe, thoroughly tenderized and fatty. Nick Rallo, Dallas News, "Dallas chefs embrace snout-to-tail cooking with pig head carnitas, menudo and more," 20 Oct. 2020 Ingredients include beef tripe, onions, white hominy and chili powder, and recipes vary depending on who's making it. Sonia Ramirez, Houston Chronicle, "An ode to plátanos maduros and other Latin holiday dishes," 14 Oct. 2020

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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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27 Feb 2021

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“Tripe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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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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