Etymology
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tripe (n.)

c. 1300, from Old French tripe "guts, intestines, entrails used as food" (13c.), of unknown origin, perhaps via Spanish tripa from Arabic therb "suet" [Klein, Barnhart]. Applied contemptuously to persons (1590s), then to anything considered worthless, foolish, or offensive (1892).

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Definitions of tripe

tripe (n.)
lining of the stomach of a ruminant (especially a bovine) used as food;
tripe (n.)
nonsensical talk or writing;
Synonyms: folderol / rubbish / trumpery / trash / wish-wash / applesauce / codswallop
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