Definition of rip noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//rɪp//
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪp//
    [usually singular]
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  1. 1a long tear in cloth, paper, etc.
  2. 2= rip current
  3. Word Originnoun sense 1 late Middle English (as a verb): of unknown origin; compare with the verb reap. The noun dates from the early 18th cent. noun sense 2 late 18th cent.: perhaps related to rip in its other senses.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: rip