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profiteer

[prof-i-teer] /ˌprɒf ɪˈtɪər/
noun
1.
a person who seeks or exacts exorbitant profits, especially through the sale of scarce or rationed goods.
verb (used without object)
2.
to act as a profiteer.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; profit + -eer
Related forms
antiprofiteering, adjective
nonprofiteering, noun
unprofiteering, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for antiprofiteering

profiteer

/ˌprɒfɪˈtɪə/
noun
1.
a person who makes excessive profits, esp by charging exorbitant prices for goods in short supply
verb
2.
(intransitive) to make excessive profits
Derived Forms
profiteering, noun
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