Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Excellent; marvelous.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Splendid; very good; ‘stunning’: also used adverbially.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of rip.
  • adjective That rips, or can be removed by ripping.
  • adjective dated, slang Excellent.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective resembling a sound of violent tearing as of something ripped apart or lightning splitting a tree

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Probably from rip.]

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