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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Someone who makes an excessive amount of money (especially on goods in short supply) v. - Make an unreasonable amount of money, as on the sale of difficult to obtain goods.

Usage examples (35)
  • The idea being that the profiteer is the worst citizen under the sun.
  • How about the freedom to not have to worry that some greedy profiteer is going to plunder all of my retirement options?
  • They reached the hands of many an opulent and abandoned 'profiteer' of Damascus,
  • Then, as always, what we now call the "profiteer" was holding up supplies for higher prices. for more
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