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ripoff

or rip-off

[rip-awf, -of]
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noun Slang.
  1. an act or instance of ripping off another or others; a theft, cheat, or swindle.
  2. exploitation, especially of those who cannot prevent or counter it.
  3. a copy or imitation.
  4. a person who rips off another or others; thief or swindler.

Origin of ripoff

First recorded in 1965–70; noun use of verb phrase rip off
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