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For the use of the abbreviation, see RIP (disambiguation).

To rip is the act of tearing an object.

Rip may also refer to:



Given name or nickname[edit]

  • Rip Coleman (1931–2004), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Rip Collins (disambiguation)
  • Rip Engle (1906–1983), American football player and coach of football and basketball
  • John Salmon Ford (1815–1897), Republic of Texas and American politician, and Confederate Army colonel
  • Rip Hagerman (1888–1930), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Richard Hamilton (basketball) (born 1978), American National Basketball Association player
  • Rip Hawkins (born 1939), American National Football League player
  • Edgar Miller (1901–1991), American football player, coach and college athletics administrator
  • Rip Radcliff (1906–1962), American Major League Baseball player
  • Rip Repulski (1928–1993), American Major League Baseball outfielder
  • Jeong Rip (1574–1629), a scholar-official of the Korean Joseon Dynasty
  • Shin Rip (1546–1592), Korean general
  • Rip Taylor (born 1934), American actor
  • Rip Torn (born 1931), American actor
  • Rip Van Dam (c. 1660–1749), acting governor of the Province of New York from 1731 to 1732


Fictional characters[edit]

  • Rip Cord (G.I. Joe) (also known as Ripcord), the G.I. Joe Team's HALO (High Altitude Low Opening) Jumper from the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero toyline, comic books and cartoon series
  • Rip Hunter, a DC Comics character
  • Rip Kirby, title character of the eponymous comic strip
  • Rip Van Winkle, title character of the eponymous story by Washington Irving



  • Rip, originally HMQS Paluma, an Australian gunboat scrapped in the 1950s
  • Rip, the name from 1947-1984 of HMAS Whyalla (J153), a decommissioned Australian corvette

Other uses[edit]

  • Rip (dog), a Second World War search and rescue dog awarded the Dickin Medal for bravery
  • Rip current or rip tide, a strong surface flow of water returning seaward from near the shore

See also[edit]