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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
tripe
noun
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ I don't waste my time watching the tripe that's on TV.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ He wondered idly what sort of tripe Hank had written.
▪ Here and there a Roman dish, cabbage cooked with leeks, stuffed dates, tripe in ginger sauce, yuk!
▪ The use of such meat by-products as heart meat, tongue meat, and tripe is permitted unless prohibited by state law.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Tripe

Tripe \Tripe\, n. [OE. tripe, F. tripe; of uncertain origin; cf. Sp. & Pg. tripa, It. trippa, OD. tripe, W. tripa, Armor. stripen.]

  1. The large stomach of ruminating animals, when prepared for food.

    How say you to a fat tripe finely broiled ?
    --Shak.

  2. The entrails; hence, humorously or in contempt, the belly; -- generally used in the plural.
    --Howell.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
tripe

c.1300, from Old French tripe "guts, intestines, entrails used as food" (13c.), of unknown origin, perhaps via Spanish tripa from Arabic therb "suet" [Klein, Barnhart]. Applied contemptuously to persons (1590s), then to anything considered worthless, foolish, or offensive (1892).

Wiktionary
tripe

n. 1 The lining of the large stomach of ruminating animals, when prepared for food. 2 The entrails; hence, humorously or in contempt, the belly; -- generally used in the plural. 3 Something disparaged as valueless, especially written works and popular entertainment (movies, television).

WordNet
tripe
  1. n. lining of the stomach of a ruminant (especially a bovine) used as food

  2. nonsensical talk or writing [syn: folderol, rubbish, trumpery, trash, wish-wash, applesauce, codswallop]

Wikipedia
Tripe

Tripe is a type of edible lining from the stomachs of various farm animals. Most tripe is from cattle.

Tripe (disambiguation)

Tripe is a type of edible offal from the stomachs of various domestic animals, and is also an informal term for nonsense or rubbish.

Tripe may also refer to:

  • John Swete (1752-1821), born John Tripe, English clergyman, artist, antiquary, historian, topographer and author
  • Linnaeus Tripe (1822–1902), British photographer
  • Mary Elizabeth Tripe (1870-1939), New Zealand artist and art teacher
  • Robert Tripe (1973-2015), New Zealand actor
  • A nickname of the Sopwith Triplane First World War fighter aircraft

Usage examples of "tripe".

As a carminative injection for tiresome flatulence, it has been found eminently beneficial to employ Chamomile flowers boiled in tripe broth, and strained through a cloth, and with a few drops of the oil of Aniseed added to the decoction.

Even the homely wood blewits, that you cook like tripe, with milk and onions, and the egg-yolk yellow chanterelle with its fan-vaulting and faint scent of apricots, all spring up overnight like bubbles of earth, sustained by nature, existing in a void.

Everyone assumed they were after Kilthan, but you were with him each time they tried an ambush, and that fireship in Malgas would have fried your tripes right along with his.

He had an uncanny knowledge of wildlife and was not afraid of dogs or cats or beetles or moths, or of foods like scrod or tripe.

The letter from his wife arrived just after Sir Robert Appleton finished a fine breakfast of fried tripe, grilled beef, and excellent thick soup.

Elisa and Filippo, brought us plates of tripe and fresh porcini and a tiny green the size of clover, all hidden under paper-thin slices of white truffle.

Sure dere was a skoit in it--but not what youse mean, not dat old tripe.

Her latest compilation of tripe, Red Blood Reigns, has been on the lamebrained Times best-seller list for untold eons.

Umbregard enjoy, if it strikes a passing Elminster that a handful of Umbregard tripes will make a good toy, or meal, for the next few minutes?

His nose led him to a panetteria where stevedores were already buying hot ciabatta, before going on to a stall where a butcher was selling liver and tripe ragout from a steaming pot, at a copper a dip of the loaf.

I traced the shipment back to a cattle collective in Alma Ata, which had shipped on the same day my calfskins to Leningrad and soup tripe to Vogvozdino.

He told them he occasionally ate such things as blood pudding and tripe to feel empathy for the peasants who were forced to live on such foods.

The Matabele gorged on fat eland meat, grilling the tripes over the coals, threading garlands of liver and fat and succulent heart onto wet white mimosa twigs from which they had peeled the bark, so that the melting fat sizzled and bubbled over the layers of meat.

We can swill great burgundy and eat real coq au vin and truffle soup and breaded tripe.

I ordered pho with the works: tripe, meatballs, sliced flank steak.