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 ?
We say: "I desire to be kind to my friends, honourable in business, philanthropic towards the poor, public-spirited in politics." 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.
As profiteering goes wild all around, the Commissionerate also never gets exhausted and hence a fresh handout is made according to which The city's Commissioner took action against 368 profiteer shopkeepers and of them jailed 41.
The profiteer hoping that commodity prices would be increased, due to rise dollar price, they added.
Presiding over a meeting here on Sunday, Deputy Commissioner Ashfaq Ahmed Chaudhry directed price control magistrates to expedite action against profiteers.
RAWALPINDI: In order to ensure supply of food items to the citizens on affordable rates, the Rawalpindi District Administration has conducted raids in different markets of the district including Rawalpindi city and cantt areas and imposed fines amounting to Rs 281,600 on 107 profiteers while four FIRs were also lodged against the violators.
Deputy Commissioner Sahiwal, Mohammad Zaman Wattoo has said that a grand operation against profiteers and hoarders was underway in the city by the district administration and 11 cases had been registered against profiteers while 439 were fined on the spot.
KASUR -- District administration has started a grand operation against profiteers and hoarders in the city and registered four cases against profiteers while 62 were fined on the spot.
LAHORE -- Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar here on Sunday ordered a province-wide crackdown against hoarders and profiteers.
"The respondent (distributor) is directed to deposit the profiteered amount of Rs 5,01,646 along with the interest to be calculated at the rate of 18 per cent from the date when the above amount was collected by him from his customers," NAA said.
LAHORE -- The Price Control Committee and price control magistrates have failed to rein in profiteers in the holy month of Ramazan.
KARACHI -- The city administration during its anti-profiteering campaign, in the first 12 days raided different markets and caught around 4,400 profiteers, sent 241 of them to jail and recovered over Rs5.5 million as fines from the other culprits.
KARACHI -- During an operation against profiteers on Sunday, the district administration took action against 361 shopkeepers and others vendors in the city.