See also: tripé
- The lining of the large stomach of ruminating animals, when prepared for food.
- Coordinate term: chitterlings
- (chiefly in the plural) The entrails; hence, humorously or in contempt, the belly.
- (figuratively, derogatory) Something foolish or valueless, especially written works and popular entertainment (movies, television).
- 1932, Clarence Budington Kelland, Speak Easily, spoken by Stage Director (Sidney Toler):
- No, I'm not kidding. Professor, Broadway stands for a lot of baloney; but, it will never digest a piece of tripe like this!
- 1984, Dan Aykroyd; Harold Ramis, Ghostbusters, spoken by Dean Yeager (Jordan Charney):
- We believe that the purpose of science is to serve mankind. You, however, seem to regard science as some kind of dodge… or hustle. Your theories are the worst kind of popular tripe, your methods are sloppy, and your conclusions are highly questionable! You are a poor scientist, Dr. Venkman!
- 2022 April 26, Stephen Castle; Megan Specia, quoting Boris Johnson, “U.K. Tabloid Accuses Lawmaker of ‘Basic Instinct’ Move, Highlighting Sexism in Parliament”, in The New York Times, ISSN 0362-4331:
- It was dismissed by Mr. Johnson as “sexist, misogynist, tripe,” and prompted more than 5,500 complaints, according to the independent regulator of most of Britain’s newspapers and magazines.
- An edible lichen, especially rock tripe.
stomach lining of animal for food
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- (derogatory) That (what has just been said) is untrue.
tripe f (plural tripes)
- “tripe”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
tripe (plural tripes)
- “trīpe, n.(1).”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-09-12.
tripe f (uncountable)