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profiteer

prof·it·eer

profiteer

 
 
pronunciation:
pra fih tir
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition: a person who gains excessive profits, esp. by selling scarce commodities at very high prices.
While most people were suffering from privation during the war, he was making money as a profiteer.
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: profiteered, profiteering, profiteers
definition: to act as a profiteer.
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