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

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First Known Use of profiteer

1912


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profiteer

noun prof·i·teer \ ˌprä-fə-ˈtir \

legal Definition of profiteer

:one who makes an unreasonable profit especially on the sale of essential goods during times of emergency (as during wartime)

profiteer

intransitive verb

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