from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Informal Excellent; marvelous: had a ripping time at the party.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of rip.
  • adj. That rips, or can be removed by ripping.
  • adj. Excellent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Splendid; very good; ‘stunning’: also used adverbially.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. resembling a sound of violent tearing as of something ripped apart or lightning splitting a tree


Probably from rip1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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