Definitions

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

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

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

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, from Old French tripes, intestines, tripe.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English, from Old French tripe ("entrails"), of uncertain origin. See Spanish tripa

Examples

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

    July 12, 2007