Definition of tripe in English:

tripe

noun

mass noun
  • 1The first or second stomach of a cow or other ruminant used as food.

    • ‘Then they asked if she ate kidney, liver or tripe.’
    • ‘Made with beef tripe and hominy, menudo is often flavored with garlic, onions, and dried chilies.’
    • ‘In Watsonville they do great brain, tripe or tongue tacos.’
    • ‘Other entradas include grilled chorizo (hot or cold), cheese, serrano ham, tripe, grilled sardines and mussels.’
    • ‘Andouillettes are a Normandy specialty made by filling pig intestine with more pig intestines and tripe, or cow's stomach lining.’
    • ‘And they haven't even tried the tripe and onions yet.’
    • ‘I remember finding it hard to choose between junket and tripe, but I named tripe as I disliked it even more than junket.’
    • ‘This is a spicy dish consisting of leafy greens with tripe (sheep or goat stomach), fish, beef, salt pork, and chicken.’
    • ‘I never see any of the great meat delicacies around your shop… you know, brains, sweetbreads, kidneys, tripe, lamb tongue.’
    • ‘The sheep's stomach, or tripe as it is known by its industry name, merely houses the haggis for presentation and is not even consumed with the haggis.’
    • ‘Spoon some tripe, porcini mushrooms and tomatoes into each and set aside, keeping warm.’
    • ‘The place is an absolute joy - full of life, colour, movement, bulls' testicles, cod tripe, goose barnacles and tiny, tiny, baby broad beans.’
    • ‘When he comes off his shift he eats alone, tripe, rabbit, distinctive food that is for men.’
    • ‘My mother used to make brilliant tripe but mine tasted absolutely awful and my guests were far from impressed.’
    • ‘It starts off with mannish water - a soup made from goat tripe (intestine).’
    • ‘The Haggis is the greatest of all puddings, greater than stomach, tripe or guts, and well worth this long grace.’
    • ‘Offal (variety meats), such as tongue, heart, liver, and tripe, is also included in many dishes such as soups and stews.’
    • ‘This is a place for offal lovers - there is tongue, tripe, intestine and liver.’
    • ‘The menu was meat-heavy: fowl, pheasant, tripe, pork, steak, lamb and duck, cooked in a variety of ways.’
    • ‘For the tripe, place the tripe in a medium bowl, and rub with the salt.’
  • 2informal Nonsense; rubbish.

    ‘you do talk tripe sometimes’
    • ‘I saw bank tellers in cheap suits talking tripe to gullible secretaries.’
    • ‘Yes, but then how many people are really interested in the tripe and rubbish served up at 6.30 pm on the programme.’
    • ‘I've said all the negative things I'm going to say, and I refuse to find anything positive about this irritatingly mindless tripe.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘However, I choked on my breakfast cereal at the facile, almost comical self-indulgent tripe in the second half of the piece.’
    • ‘The unadulterated tripe about food, the rise of the celebrity chef, cooking and all the pretentious cant that goes with it, is beyond me.’
    • ‘Even if you take that deep breath, you will find that the capacity for people to say completely ridiculous, stupid, insensitive and inconsiderate tripe knows no bounds.’
    • ‘This tripe, trivia and tosh poisons British politics and belittles us all’
    • ‘And the attacks on his parents and even his town as a ‘breeding ground of liberal parenting’ just reeks of so much narrow-minded patriotic tripe.’
    • ‘I stopped reading the drivel Bill spouts a long time ago, until people started referencing his nonsense on their weblogs - usually in anger to whatever tripe he was bashing out.’
    nonsense, balderdash, gibberish, claptrap, blarney, blather, blether, moonshine
    nonsense, rubbish, balderdash, gibberish, blarney, claptrap, guff, blather, blether
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Origin

Middle English: from Old French, of unknown origin.

Pronunciation

tripe

/trʌɪp/