tripe

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See also: tripé

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English tripe, from Old French tripe (entrails), of uncertain origin; possibly borrowed from Spanish tripa

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tɹaɪp/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aɪp

Noun[edit]

tripe (usually uncountable, plural tripes)

  1. The lining of the large stomach of ruminating animals, when prepared for food.
    Coordinate term: chitterlings
  2. (chiefly in the plural) The entrails; hence, humorously or in contempt, the belly.
  3. (figuratively, derogatory) Something disparaged as valueless, especially written works and popular entertainment (movies, television).
    • 1932, Clarence Budington Kelland, Speak Easily, spoken by Stage Director (Sidney Toler):
      No, I'm not kidding. Professor, Broadway stands for a lot of baloney; but, it will never digest a piece of tripe like this!
    • 1984, Dan Aykroyd; Harold Ramis, Ghostbusters, spoken by Dean Yeager (Jordan Charney):
      We believe that the purpose of science is to serve mankind. You, however, seem to regard science as some kind of dodge… or hustle. Your theories are the worst kind of popular tripe, your methods are sloppy, and your conclusions are highly questionable! You are a poor scientist, Dr. Venkman!
  4. An edible lichen, especially rock tripe.

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

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Interjection[edit]

tripe

  1. (derogatory) That (what has just been said) is untrue.

Anagrams[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French tripe.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tripe f (plural tripes)

  1. tripe

Further reading[edit]


Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old French tripe; further etymology is uncertain (compare Italian trippa, Spanish tripa).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tripe (plural tripes)

  1. A portion of a creature's entrails or organs (often as food).

Descendants[edit]

  • English: tripe
  • Scots: tripe

References[edit]


Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French tripe (entrails).

Noun[edit]

tripe f (uncountable)

  1. (Jersey) tripe

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

tripe

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of tripar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of tripar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of tripar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of tripar