profiteering

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noun prof·i·teer·ing \ˌprä-fə-ˈtir-iŋ\

Definition of profiteering

  1. :  the act or activity of making an unreasonable profit on the sale of essential goods especially during times of emergency … investigations unearthed information about industrial profiteering during the First World War … — Thomas E. Ricks The real estate culture in Florida had pushed profiteering to new levels, in large part because of its condominium economy. — Paul Reyes

1814

First Known Use of profiteering

1814


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