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Definition of "ripper" [rip•per]

  • One that rips. (noun)
  • One who commits murder with a knife or similar sharp object. (noun)
  • Slang One that is an excellent example of its kind. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ripper" in a sentence
  • "Operation arrowhead ripper is consistent with what Sir Robert thompson termed the four stages of clearing, holding, winning and won."
  • "The second goal came on a 30-foot ripper from the right wing circle that screamed past Roy, and the final goal was a rebound goal that was lifted high into the net."
  • "The problem I'm having is that the built-in subtitle ripper doesn't get the times right on some movies."