Green’s Dictionary of Slang

tripey adj.

[tripe n.2 ]

rubbishy.

[UK]P. Larkin letter 13 Dec. in Thwaite Sel. Letters (1992) 85: I am entirely unassisted in my labours, and spend most of the time handing out tripey novels to morons.
[UK]A. Christie Murder Is Announced (1958) 98: I write tripey books.