Definition of Profiteer

1. Noun. Someone who makes excessive profit (especially on goods in short supply).

Generic synonyms: Capitalist
Derivative terms: Profit



2. Verb. Make an unreasonable profit, as on the sale of difficult to obtain goods.
Generic synonyms: Benefit, Gain, Profit

Definition of Profiteer

1. Noun. (pejorative) One who makes an unreasonable profit not justified by cost or risk. ¹

2. Verb. To make an unreasonable profit not justified by cost or risk. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Profiteer

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Profiteer

profit margins
profit monger
profit sharing
profit taker
profit taking
profit takings
profit warning
profit warnings
profitabilities
profitability
profitable
profitableness
profitablest
profitably
profited
profiteer (current term)
profiteered
profiteering
profiteers
profiter
profiterole
profiteroles
profiters
profitest
profiteth
profiting
profitings
profitless
profitlessly
profitlessness

Literary usage of Profiteer

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1. The Coming Revolution in Great Britain by Gerald Gould (1920)
"XXIII THE MISUNDERSTOOD profiteer WE pay high prices, then, because the profiteer makes large profits; but do not let us be led astray by the clamour of the ..."

2. An Introduction to Social Ethics: The Social Conscience in a Democracy by John Moffatt Mecklin (1920)
"... AND THE profiteer Most important in the ethics of business enterprise is the part played by profits.1 If money provides ..."

3. An Introduction to Social Ethics: The Social Conscience in a Democracy by John Moffatt Mecklin (1920)
"... AND THE profiteer Most important in the ethics of business enterprise is the part played by profits.1 If money provides the standard of measures it is ..."

4. The Destiny of the American City by John Frederick Hessel (1922)
"TAXATION AND THE profiteer New tax laws with further penalties on success and thrift ... To enact tax laws for penalizing the profiteer is good legislation, ..."

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