profiteer (after trying a variety of patterns without success).
It is the profiteer, not privation, that makes man shake his chains.
I nearly asked if he was a little dog-fish—this being the Italian for profiteer, but refrained in time.
It was the policy of the Army not to "profiteer" in the United Kingdom.
In the selfishness of the "profiteer," as we now call him, Punch sees a sure provocative of Communism.
Silas Angmering had evidently been what is called a profiteer.
By the way, what are you—peer, profiteer, or plain pater-familias looking for a family air-bus?
All the practices of the "profiteer" and his ilk are discountenanced by far-seeing people.
Then, as always, what we now call the "profiteer" was holding up supplies for higher prices.
If "The profiteer" is not the right answer, it's quite a good guess.
Or is it simply hysteria which produces what is to-day termed "the profiteer?" It is probable that the modern profiteer is the same person whom we formerly called "the grafter, the extortioner, the robber, the gouger." ["Legal Aid Review," April 1920]