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rake–off

noun \ˈrāk-ˌf\

: a share of a profit that is usually earned illegally

Full Definition of RAKE-OFF

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