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rake–off

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noun \ˈrāk-ˌȯf\

Simple Definition of rake–off

  • : a share of a profit that is usually earned illegally

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of rake–off

  1. :  a percentage or cut taken (as by an operator)

Origin of rake–off

rake off, verb; from the use of a rake by a croupier to collect the operator's profits in a gambling casino


First Known Use: 1888


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