Definition of tripe in English:

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Pronunciation: /trīp/


1The first or second stomach of a cow or other ruminant used as food.
Example sentences
  • In Watsonville they do great brain, tripe or tongue tacos.
  • Andouillettes are a Normandy specialty made by filling pig intestine with more pig intestines and tripe, or cow's stomach lining.
  • I never see any of the great meat delicacies around your shop… you know, brains, sweetbreads, kidneys, tripe, lamb tongue.
2 informal Nonsense; rubbish: you do talk tripe sometimes
More example sentences
  • Yes, but then how many people are really interested in the tripe and rubbish served up at 6.30 pm on the programme.
  • There's a Minister for Global Health out there somewhere and it seems that if you write beyond your allocation of tripe and twaddle, he or she will take retribution.
  • This tripe, trivia and tosh poisons British politics and belittles us all


Middle English: from Old French, of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with tripe

gripe, hype, mistype, pipe, ripe, sipe, skype, slype, snipe, stripe, swipe, type, wipe

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Syllabification: tripe

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