The Malephabet
An archive of all words male.

Rip-Off

Rip-Off – adjective/noun/verb, describing the quality of something or the action of taking. Synonym of cheap, con, crappy, defective, overpriced, doa, scammed, hoodwinked, hijacked, lifted, scam, steal, snatch, swindled, swipe.

"Can you believe Kerry Katona got ripped-off at knifepoint?"

"Can you believe Kerry Katona got ripped-off at knifepoint?"

(Rip Of)

1. To be sold a product of lower or inadequate quality through deceptive or misleading practices. Some examples of modern day rip-offs include: bottled waters actually sourced from tap water, healthcare without insurance (try paying $5k out of pocket for a couple of diagnostic tests) and most prebuilt computers (you’re paying for all that shit-tastic software you delete immediately upon opening.)

"He's happy to rip you off with a couple of extraneous tests."

"He's happy to rip you off with a couple of extraneous tests."

2. Rip-off can also reference the act of stealing from another. You can knock-over or rip-off gas stations or banks. While this will occasionally net a small cash endowment – it will be brief, followed by a not-so-brief stint in prison.

Getting ripped-off is a painful experience, usually initiating the same grieving process that remaning family members experience after the loss of someone dear. The violation of  personal space and the eerie funk that persists for a short in a house that’s been ripped-off or a car that’s been broken into  can be unnerving; however, typically this is temporary, so ride it out and rebuild.

"It's safe to say he is going to feel violated after this rip-off."

"It's safe to say he is going to feel violated after this rip-off."

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