Informal a commission, rebate, or share, esp. when received in an illegitimate transaction
Origin of rake-offrake + off: origin, originally gambler's term for part of stakes raked off by the croupier as profit for the house
A percentage or share of the profits of an enterprise, especially one given or accepted as a bribe.
Origin of rake-offFrom the rake used by a croupier in a gambling house
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