Posted by R. Berg on September 10, 2005
In Reply to: What a rip-off posted by Lola on September 09, 2005
: Could you tell me the origins of the idiom "What a rip-off!" please?
I first heard "ripoff" in the 1960s as U.S. hippie slang. It was a popular word then. It's not in the 1960 edition of the Dictionary of American Slang.