superprofit

noun

su·​per·​prof·​it ˌsü-pər-ˈprä-fət How to pronounce superprofit (audio)
plural superprofits
economics
: an extremely large profit
turning a superprofit due to the economic boom
usually plural
And the global corporations currently earning superprofits from this social experiment are unlikely to be content if the lucrative new market remains confined to cities such as Shenzhen. Naomi KleinGovernments are seeking to impose significantly higher taxes on us because they think we're making superprofits. Nick Holland

Word History

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of superprofit was in 1899

Dictionary Entries Near superprofit

Cite this Entry

“Superprofit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/superprofit. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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