rip-off

noun
\ ˈrip-ˌȯf How to pronounce rip-off (audio) \

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
ripped off; ripping off; rips off

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

Synonyms for rip-off

Synonyms: Noun

Synonyms: Verb

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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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Cite this Entry

“Rip-off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rip-off. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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