profiteer


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prof·it·eer

 (prŏf′ĭ-tîr′)
n.
One who makes excessive profits on goods in short supply.
intr.v. prof·it·eered, prof·it·eer·ing, prof·it·eers
To make excessive profits on goods in short supply.

profiteer

(ˌprɒfɪˈtɪə)
n
(Commerce) a person who makes excessive profits, esp by charging exorbitant prices for goods in short supply
vb
(Commerce) (intr) to make excessive profits
ˌprofiˈteering n

prof•it•eer

(ˌprɒf ɪˈtɪər)

n.
1. a person who makes profits on the sale of scarce or rationed goods.
v.i.
2. to act as a profiteer.
[1910–15]

profiteer


Past participle: profiteered
Gerund: profiteering

Imperative
profiteer
profiteer
Present
I profiteer
you profiteer
he/she/it profiteers
we profiteer
you profiteer
they profiteer
Preterite
I profiteered
you profiteered
he/she/it profiteered
we profiteered
you profiteered
they profiteered
Present Continuous
I am profiteering
you are profiteering
he/she/it is profiteering
we are profiteering
you are profiteering
they are profiteering
Present Perfect
I have profiteered
you have profiteered
he/she/it has profiteered
we have profiteered
you have profiteered
they have profiteered
Past Continuous
I was profiteering
you were profiteering
he/she/it was profiteering
we were profiteering
you were profiteering
they were profiteering
Past Perfect
I had profiteered
you had profiteered
he/she/it had profiteered
we had profiteered
you had profiteered
they had profiteered
Future
I will profiteer
you will profiteer
he/she/it will profiteer
we will profiteer
you will profiteer
they will profiteer
Future Perfect
I will have profiteered
you will have profiteered
he/she/it will have profiteered
we will have profiteered
you will have profiteered
they will have profiteered
Future Continuous
I will be profiteering
you will be profiteering
he/she/it will be profiteering
we will be profiteering
you will be profiteering
they will be profiteering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been profiteering
you have been profiteering
he/she/it has been profiteering
we have been profiteering
you have been profiteering
they have been profiteering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been profiteering
you will have been profiteering
he/she/it will have been profiteering
we will have been profiteering
you will have been profiteering
they will have been profiteering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been profiteering
you had been profiteering
he/she/it had been profiteering
we had been profiteering
you had been profiteering
they had been profiteering
Conditional
I would profiteer
you would profiteer
he/she/it would profiteer
we would profiteer
you would profiteer
they would profiteer
Past Conditional
I would have profiteered
you would have profiteered
he/she/it would have profiteered
we would have profiteered
you would have profiteered
they would have profiteered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.profiteer - someone who makes excessive profit (especially on goods in short supply)profiteer - someone who makes excessive profit (especially on goods in short supply)
capitalist - a person who invests capital in a business (especially a large business)
Verb1.profiteer - make an unreasonable profit, as on the sale of difficult to obtain goods
benefit, profit, gain - derive a benefit from; "She profited from his vast experience"

profiteer

noun
1. racketeer, exploiter, extortionist, bloodsucker (informal), black marketeer a social class composed largely of war profiteers and gangsters
verb
1. overcharge, racketeer, make a quick buck (slang), make a quick killing, make someone pay through the nose Retailers could profiteer through imposing surcharges.
Translations

profiteer

[ˌprɒfɪˈtɪəʳ]
A. Nespeculador(a) m/f
war profiteer persona que especula en tiempo de guerra

profiteer

[ˌprɒfɪˈtɪər]
n (pejorative)profiteur/euse m/f
vi (pejorative)faire des bénéfices excessifs

profiteer

nProfitmacher(in), Profitjäger(in) m(f), → Profitgeier m; war profiteerKriegsgewinnler(in) m(f)
visich bereichern

profiteer

[ˌprɒfɪˈtɪəʳ]
1. vispeculare
2. nprofittatore/trice, speculatore/trice
References in classic literature ?
So long as we refuse to allow ourselves, even in the watches of the night, to avow any contrary desires, we may be bullies at home, shady in the City, skinflints in paying wages and profiteers in dealing with the public; yet, if only conscious motives are to count in moral valuation, we shall remain model characters.
Oskar Schindler, failed businessman, war profiteer, womanizer, and confidence man, has come to Poland with his own ledger, a financial one.
Deputy Commissioner Nazar Muhammad Khetran has said that selling of food items at higher rates would not be allowed and the profiteer would be sent behind the bars, adding the rate list should be placed on the visible corner of the shops and if not it would be considered a violation, he warned.
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power officials denied suggestions Tuesday that the quasi-independent city utility tried to profiteer during the state's energy crisis.
Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Nazar Muhammad Khetran has said that selling of food items at higher rates would not be allowed and the profiteer would be sent behind the bars, adding the rate list should be placed on the visible corner of the shops, If not it would be considered as violation, he warned.
PESHAWAR -- District administration arrested 31 in a crackdown against profiteers in different parts of the city.
PESHAWAR -- District government officials arrested three alleged profiteers involved in selling of food items provided to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and also recovered around 4040kg bags of food items from 15 storehouses in a raid on GT Road.
KARACHI -- As many as 987 shopkeepers were challaned and a fine of Rs 26,10,900 were imposed for overcharging in violation to the price list of essential commodities while 25 profiteers were arrested during a month.
A lady lawmaker wants stiffer penalties for rice or corn hoarders and profiteers amending Republic Act 7581, otherwise known as the Price Act.
Addressing the meeting, the DCO said that strict action would be taken against profiteers and hoarders during Ramazan and the violators would be fined heavily and would be put behind bars.
Andrew Mwangura said it was likely Paul, 59, and Rachel Chandler, 55, would be released within weeks as long as profiteers did not get involved in negotiations.
Fitzgerald posits that, having hijacked Keynesian economic theory, the powerful military-industrial complex perpetually steers our country toward a state of war in order to line the pockets of war profiteers and to keep our (war) economy running with the "wrong kind of jobs.