- an act or instance of ripping off another or others; a theft, cheat, or swindle.
- exploitation, especially of those who cannot prevent or counter it.
- a copy or imitation.
- 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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Examples from the Web for ripoff
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But in the third market, the most transparent one, almost all of the regular goods were sold at ripoff prices.How Product Labeling Killed Some Truly Righteous Weed and Might Even Raise Your Hospital Bill
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Most of their fans filed out of the arena quietly, while some reportedly chanted, “Kings of Ripoff!”Are Kings of Leon Breaking Up?
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There were rumors of a Brighton Beach ripoff and a Persian version; a geriatric version has already made it to air.The Asian Jersey Shore
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Cold-brewing exposes expensive coffee for what it is: a ripoff.Coffee's Dirty Little Secret
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