What does it mean when a person's physique is ripped?


If a person is "ripped," their physique is very fit and muscular. For example, if your friend has noticeable abs and biceps, you might ask them, "How'd you get so ripped?"

Origin of ripped

There are several claims about where the slang term "ripped" came from to describe a toned physique. One prominent belief is that it is a variation of "chiseled" (like a muscular Greek statue). Instances of ripped date back to at least the 1970s.

People in the fitness world often use ripped to describe toned physiques online and in person. However, you may also see non-fitness people use it since it is so common.


I need to get ripped for swimsuit season
I've given up on that dream and have fully embraced the dadbod

Ripped physique

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Updated February 15, 2023

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