Associations to the word «Ripper»

Wiktionary

RIPPER, noun. Something that rips (something else).
RIPPER, noun. Someone who rips (something).
RIPPER, noun. A legislative bill or act that transfers powers of appointment from the usual holders to a chief executive or a board of officials.
RIPPER, noun. A murderer who kills and often mutilates victims with a blade or similar sharp weapon.
RIPPER, noun. (mining) A hook-like tool used to tear away ore, rock, etc.
RIPPER, noun. (British) (AU) (slang) Something that is an excellent example of its kind.
RIPPER, noun. (computing) Software that extracts content from files or storage media.
RIPPER, noun. (agriculture) A tool or plant used to reduce soil compaction.
RIPPER, noun. (US) (New Jersey) (slang) A hot dog deep-fried in oil until the casing bursts.
RIPPER, noun. (obsolete) One who brings fish from the seacoast to markets in inland towns.

Dictionary definition

RIPPER, noun. A murderer who slashes the victims with a knife; "Jack the Ripper was probably a madman".

Wise words

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