Green’s Dictionary of Slang

tripe n.2

[virtually SE by 20C]

[late 19C+] nonsense, utter rubbish; also attrib.

In compounds

tripe merchant (n.)

[late 19C+] a purveyor of nonsense.

In phrases

up to tripe (adj.)

[1900s–10s] worthless, unpleasant, distasteful.