from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that rips.
- n. One who commits murder with a knife or similar sharp object.
- n. Slang One that is an excellent example of its kind.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Something that rips (something else).
- n. Someone who rips (something).
- n. A legislative bill or act that transfers powers of appointment from the usual holders to a chief executive or a board of officials.
- n. A murderer who kills and often mutilates victims with a blade or similar sharp weapon.
- n. A hook-like tool used to tear away ore, rock, etc.
- n. Something that is an excellent example of its kind.
- n. Software that extracts content from files or storage media.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who, or that which, rips; a ripping tool.
- n. A tool for trimming the edges of roofing slates.
- n. Anything huge, extreme, startling, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which rips, tears, or cuts open; a ripping-tool.
- n. A very efficient person or thing; one who does great execution: as, he is a regular ripper.
- n. A robber. Halliwell (in the form ripier). See rip, transitive verb, 5.
- n. One who brings fish inland from the coast to market.
- n. A fog-horn. Also called lipper.
- n. A rip-saw.
- n. A double-ripper.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a murderer who slashes the victims with a knife
From rip + -er, originated 1605 – 15. (Wiktionary)