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.
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.
profiteering and encroachments while AAC Salahuddin Khan arrested 13 profiteers
PESHAWAR -- District administration with the help of police Tuesday arrested 111 profiteers selling edible items violating the government price list.
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.
We have war profiteers in this era of an aura of possible war,'' Dr.
PESHAWAR -- The district administration has arrested 15 profiteers from different areas of the metropolitan on Wednesday, said a statement issued by the administration.
ASTORE -- Assistant Commissioner Sher Afzal said Wednesday the district administration is taking solid measures to ensure edible items at affordable prices to the consumers and impose fine on profiteers and hoarders indiscriminately.
PESHAWAR -- The local administration along with the support of police personnel on Friday arrested a fake doctor and 82 profiteers in different localities of the provincial capital.
RAWALPINDI -- Assistant Commissioner Cantonment Unbar Gilani Tuesday said that strict action in accordance with the law would be taken against profiteers and heavy fines would be imposed on the rules violators.
PESHAWAR -- District administration officials carried out raids against profiteers in different bazaars of provincial city, detaining 124 among them for selling edible items on high prices than the official price lists.