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ripoff

[rip-awf, -of] /ˈrɪpˌɔf, -ˌɒf/
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
1965-1970
1965-70; noun use of verb phrase rip off
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ripoff

noun
  1. A theft; an act of stealing
  2. A fraud; swindle; scam: The whole arms-reduction policy is a big ripoff
  3. (also ripoff artist) A person or company that steals or swindles: He was the biggest ripoff ever seen, even in Congress (1960s+ Black)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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