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noun Slang.
  1. a murder or assassination.

Origin of rubout

1925–30, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase rub out
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Examples from the Web for rubout

Historical Examples

  • It looks as though somebody put somebody on the spot for a rubout.

    "And That's How It Was, Officer"

    Ralph Sholto

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