rake-off

noun
\ ˈrāk-ˌȯf How to pronounce rake-off (audio) \

Definition of rake-off

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

First Known Use of rake-off

1887, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rake-off

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

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The first known use of rake-off was in 1887

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“Rake-off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rake-off. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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rake-off

noun

English Language Learners Definition of rake-off

chiefly British, informal : a share of a profit that is usually earned illegally

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