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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, informal] (dated slang) a remarkable or excellent thing or person
    "that story was a ripper";
    - corker [informal], pearler [Austral, informal]
Adjective: ripper  ri-pu(r)
Usage: Austral, informal
  1. Very good
    "he did a ripper job";
    - bang-up [N. Amer, informal], bully [informal], corking [Brit, informal], cracking [Brit, informal], dandy [informal], great, groovy [informal], keen, neat [informal], nifty [informal], not bad [informal], peachy [informal], slap-up [informal], swell [informal], smashing [Brit, informal], old, not half bad [informal], grouse [Austral, NZ, informal], lovely

Derived forms: rippers

See also: good

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

Encyclopedia: Ripper, William