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Noun: ripper  ri-pu(r)
  1. A murderer who slashes the victims with a knife
    "Jack the Ripper was probably a madman"
     
  2. [Austral] (dated slang) a remarkable or excellent thing or person
    "that story was a ripper";
    - corker, pearler [Austral]
Adjective: ripper  ri-pu(r)
Usage: Austral
  1. Very good
    "he did a ripper job";
    - bang-up, bully, corking [Brit, informal], cracking [Brit, informal], dandy, great, groovy, keen, neat, nifty, not bad, peachy, slap-up, swell, smashing, grouse [Austral, NZ], lovely

Derived forms: rippers

See also: good

Type of: content, liquidator, manslayer, message, murderer, subject matter, substance

Encyclopedia: Ripper