Definition of profiteer in English:


Line breaks: prof¦it|eer
Pronunciation: /prɒfɪˈtɪə


[no object] (often as noun profiteering)
  • Make or seek to make an excessive or unfair profit, especially illegally: seven food merchants were charged with profiteering
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    • US and French delegates immediately rejected the idea declaring that it could lead to smuggling and profiteering.
    • He shows how desertions, profiteering, hoarding, and plunder were widespread.
    • Of course, facilitators like Joe see no ethical conflict in profiteering on their connections.
    overcharge, racketeer, make an excessive/illegal profit
    informal make a fast/quick buck, make a quick killing
    extortion, racketeering, exploitation; British Rachmanism


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