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profiteer

noun prof·i·teer \ˌprä-fə-ˈtir\

Definition of PROFITEER

:  one who makes what is considered an unreasonable profit especially on the sale of essential goods during times of emergency
profiteer intransitive verb

First Known Use of PROFITEER

1912

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