ripping(redirected from ripsawing)
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Excellent; marvelous: had a ripping time at the party.
[Probably from rip.]
archaic slang Brit excellent; splendid
Chiefly Brit. excellent; splendid; fine.
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|Adj.||1.||ripping - resembling a sound of violent tearing as of something ripped apart or lightning splitting a tree; "the tree split with a great ripping sound"; "heard a rending roar as the crowd surged forward"|