rip-off

noun
\ ˈrip-ˌȯf \

Definition of rip-off

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

rip off

verb

Definition of rip off (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1a : 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

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Synonyms for rip-off

Synonyms: Noun

grab, heist, pinch, snatching, swiping, theft

Synonyms: Verb

burglarize, burgle, knock off, knock over, rob, steal (from), take off [slang]

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Examples of rip-off in a Sentence

Verb

the teens ripped off the store where they had been working for the summer the thief ripped off some jewelry as soon as no one was looking

First Known Use of rip-off

Noun

1969, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1967, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of rip-off was in 1967

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rip-off

noun

English Language Learners Definition of rip-off

: 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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