Ripper Definition

rĭpər
noun
A person who rips.
Webster's New World
A thing that rips; device or tool for ripping.
Webster's New World
One who commits murder with a knife or similar sharp object.
American Heritage
One that is an excellent example of its kind.
American Heritage

A legislative bill or act that transfers powers of appointment from the usual holders to a chief executive or a board of officials.

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Other Word Forms of Ripper

Noun

Singular:
ripper
Plural:
rippers

Origin of Ripper

  • Compare rip (“a basket"), or riparian (“relating to a river bank").

    From Wiktionary

  • rip +"Ž -er; originated 1605-15.

    From Wiktionary

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