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ripper (ˈrɪpə Pronunciation for ripper



  1. a person who rips
  2. a murderer who dissects or mutilates his victims' bodies
  3. (informal, mainly Australian & New Zealand) a fine or excellent person or thing

Example Sentences Including 'ripper'

His speech on Thursday in the parliament was a ripper , an uptempo anti-Howard rant cheered on by his colleagues.
The Australian (2004)
Let the ripper know that a peace pact is in both your interests.
Kiam, Victor Going For It!: How to Succeed As an Entrepreneur
No, like a deranged ripper , some demented brute raised in a hovel.
Appiganesi, Lisa Dreams of Innocence
``I think Ablett's a ripper , he's one out of the box,' Black said.
The Australian (2004)


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