Definition of rake-off in English:



  • A commission or share of the profits from a deal, especially one that is disreputable.

    • ‘The gang had been feuding with the Mexican Mafia over who would collect the ‘rent,’ or rake-off of illegal profits from the hustlers near MacArthur Park who trafficked in fake papers for undocumented immigrants.’
    • ‘‘If any of the rake-off is used in the future presidential campaign, it will be a serious scandal,’ Sun said.’
    • ‘Paramilitaries might get a rake-off from counterfeiting, but not a great deal is known about it.’
    • ‘We are taking the risk and he gets to rake-off.’
    • ‘There will no doubt be other rake-offs involved.’
    • ‘Remind me to mention his name to be sure he gets his rake-off.’



/ˈrā ˌkäf/