Definition of bodice-ripping in English:

bodice-ripping

adjective

informal

See bodice-ripper

‘What is it about Chris Matthews’ show that evokes images of bodice-ripping, drooling ravishment?’
  • ‘His sixth spouse was novelist Kathleen Winsor, who wrote the bodice-ripping bestseller Forever Amber; their union lasted about two years.’
  • ‘Although the quality varied from week to week you could always be guaranteed a bodice-ripping art review when you opened your Salient on a Monday morning.’
  • ‘Unsurprisingly, Liddell has been dubbed ‘the bodice-ripping diplomat’.’
  • ‘It doesn't mean bodice-ripping or snuff fiction, and does not necessarily imply porn.’