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ripperoni

interjection; blending
used when an unfortunate situation occurs to express sympathy
 
This is often used in a non-serious way after someone has complained about a hard task or assignment. It can also be connected with someone saying they have died or are dying from a lot of work. This usage relies on extension of the phrase rest in peace (RIP) as inscribed on gravestones to wish a dead person a good afterlife to wishing a person that they can get through a hard experience. This particular example is a likely fanciful blend between rip and pepperoni. Usage of rip in this way as a root points to a trend among college students to use words surrounding death jokingly for when things are tough or trying. It could also be an analogy to pepperoni or just a fanciful formation derived from rip.
Etymology : from RIP and pepperoni 'an Italian sausage' (borrowed from Italian peperone 'chili')
Source : (October): “I had four midterms this weekend.” “Ripperoni.” (Conversation with a friend)
Last modified: 29 November 2017


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