rip-off

noun \ ˈrip-ˌȯf \

Definition of rip-off

1 : an act or instance of stealing : theft; also : a financial exploitation
2 : a usually cheap exploitive imitation

First Known Use of rip-off

1969

rip-off Synonyms


rip off

verb

Definition of rip off

transitive verb
1 a : rob; also : cheat, defraud
b : steal
2 : to copy or imitate blatantly or unscrupulously
3 : to perform, achieve, or score quickly or easily
  • ripped off 10 straight points

Examples of rip off in a Sentence

  1. the teens ripped off the store where they had been working for the summer

  2. the thief ripped off some jewelry as soon as no one was looking

First Known Use of rip off

1967


RIP-OFF Defined for English Language Learners

rip-off

noun

Definition of rip-off for English Language Learners

  • : something that is too expensive : something that is not worth its price

  • : something that is too much like something made by someone else



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