- part of the stomach of an ox or other ruminant, when used as food
- Slang anything worthless, offensive, etc.; nonsense
Origin of tripeMiddle English ; from Middle French ; from Italian trippa, probably ultimately ; from Arabic tharb, thin layer of fat lining the intestines
- The rubbery lining of the stomach of cattle or other ruminants, used as food.
- Informal Something of no value; rubbish.
Origin of tripeMiddle English, from Old French tripes, intestines, tripe.
(usually uncountable, plural tripes)
From Middle English, from Old French tripe (“entrails"), of uncertain origin. See Spanish tripa