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TRIPE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tripe mean? 

TRIPE (noun)
  The noun TRIPE has 2 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: TRIPE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TRIPE (noun)


Sense 1tripe [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lining of the stomach of a ruminant (especially a bovine) used as food

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Hypernyms ("tripe" is a kind of...):

organs; variety meat (edible viscera of a butchered animal)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "tripe"):

honeycomb tripe (lining of the reticulum (or second stomach) of a ruminant used as food)


Sense 2tripe [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Nonsensical talk or writing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

codswallop; folderol; trumpery; applesauce; rubbish; tripe; wish-wash; trash

Hypernyms ("tripe" is a kind of...):

drivel; garbage (a worthless message)

Domain usage:

argot; cant; jargon; lingo; patois; slang; vernacular (a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves))


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