rip-off

ripoff

[rip-awf, -of]
noun Slang.
1.
an act or instance of ripping off another or others; a theft, cheat, or swindle.
2.
exploitation, especially of those who cannot prevent or counter it.
3.
a copy or imitation.
4.
a person who rips off another or others; thief or swindler.
Also, rip-off.


Origin:
1965–70; noun use of verb phrase rip off

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rip-off definition


  1. n.
    a theft; a deception; an exploitation. (See also rip.) : What a rip-off! I want my money back.
  2. mod.
    having to do with theft and deception. : I consider myself to be rip-off champion of North America.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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