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

  • n. The rubbery lining of the stomach of cattle or other ruminants, used as food.
  • n. Informal Something of no value; rubbish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The lining of the large stomach of ruminating animals, when prepared for food.
  • n. The entrails; hence, humorously or in contempt, the belly; -- generally used in the plural.
  • n. Something disparaged as valueless, especially written works and popular entertainment (movies, television).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The large stomach of ruminating animals, when prepared for food.
  • n. The entrails; hence, humorously or in contempt, the belly; -- generally used in the plural.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The entrails, bowels, intestines, or guts; hence, the belly: chiefly used in the plural.
  • n. The greater part of the stomach of a ruminant, as the ox, dressed and used for food.

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

  • n. lining of the stomach of a ruminant (especially a bovine) used as food
  • n. nonsensical talk or writing

Etymologies

Middle English, from Old French tripes, intestines, tripe.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English, from Old French tripe ("entrails"), of uncertain origin. See Spanish tripa (Wiktionary)

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  • I have no desire to eat it, and less desire to read it.

    July 12, 2007