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What a rip-off

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.