verb (used without object)
Examples from the Web for profiteering
The next thing I expect is some sort of profiteering off this.'Celebrity Rehab' Counselor: Mindy McCready Won't Be the Last|Maer Roshan|February 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
One could almost forget the illegality, the profiteering, the recklessness, and the endless casualties.Christopher Hitchens: A Young Contrarian Salutes Him|Max McGuinness|December 18, 2011|DAILY BEAST
To be profiteering by capitalizing on visits with a young woman in prison seems inappropriate for a member of parliament.
Art collectors were spivvy and profiteering even during the Renaissance.
Of course they are not if "bare utility" is interpreted in a mean and skimping and profiteering way.
However delicate a definition is framed for 'profiteering,' these packers have preyed upon the people unconscionably.
This business of profiteering by the natives is no new phase of life in the Congo.An African Adventure|Isaac F. Marcosson
Profiteering since the beginning of the war has been more flagrant than ever.Secret Societies And Subversive Movements|Nesta H. Webster
These decreases have come out of the elimination of speculation and profiteering.Herbert Hoover|Vernon Kellogg
British Dictionary definitions for profiteering
Word Origin and History for profiteering
Or is it simply hysteria which produces what is to-day termed "the profiteer?" It is probable that the modern profiteer is the same person whom we formerly called "the grafter, the extortioner, the robber, the gouger." ["Legal Aid Review," April 1920]