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Hans von Rippach

[rip-pak ]. Jack of Rippach, a Monsieur Nong-tong-pas —i.e. someone asked for who does not exist. A gay German spark calls at a house and asks for Herr Hans von Rippach. Rippach is a village near Leipsic.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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