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1. The rubbery lining of the stomach of cattle or other ruminants, used as food.
2. Informal Something of no value; rubbish.
[Middle English, from Old French tripes, intestines, tripe.]
1. (Cookery) the stomach lining of an ox, cow, or other ruminant, prepared for cooking
2. informal something silly; rubbish
3. (Anatomy) (plural) archaic informal intestines; belly
[C13: from Old French, of unknown origin]
1. the first and second divisions of the stomach of a ruminant, esp. oxen or sheep used as food.
2. Slang. something, esp. speech or writing, that is false or worthless.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Old French]
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|Noun||1.||tripe - lining of the stomach of a ruminant (especially a bovine) used as food|
honeycomb tripe - lining of the reticulum (or second stomach) of a ruminant used as food
|2.||tripe - nonsensical talk or writing|
noun (Informal) nonsense, rot, trash, twaddle, balls (taboo slang), bull (slang), rubbish, shit (taboo slang), pants (slang), crap (slang), garbage (informal), bullshit (taboo slang), hot air (informal), tosh (slang, chiefly Brit.), bollocks (Brit. taboo slang), pap, cobblers (Brit. taboo slang), bilge (informal), drivel, guff (slang), moonshine, claptrap (informal), hogwash, hokum (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), piffle (informal), poppycock (informal), inanity, balderdash, bosh (informal), eyewash (informal), trumpery, tommyrot, foolish talk, horsefeathers (U.S. slang), bunkum or buncombe (chiefly U.S.) I've never heard such a load of tripe in all my life.