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profiteer

[ prof-i-teer ]
/ ˌprɒf ɪˈtɪər /
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noun
a person who seeks or exacts exorbitant profits, especially through the sale of scarce or rationed goods.
verb (used without object)
to act as a profiteer.
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Origin of profiteer

First recorded in 1910–15; profit + -eer

OTHER WORDS FROM profiteer

an·ti·prof·i·teer·ing, adjectivenon·prof·it·eer·ing, nounun·prof·it·eer·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for profiteer

profiteer
/ (ˌprɒfɪˈtɪə) /

noun
a person who makes excessive profits, esp by charging exorbitant prices for goods in short supply
verb
(intr) to make excessive profits

Derived forms of profiteer

profiteering, noun
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