Pronunciation: (rip'ôf", -of"),[key] —n.Slang. 1. an act or instance of ripping off another or others; a theft, cheat, or swindle.
2. exploitation, esp. 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. Also,rip'-off".