AskDefine | Define profiteer

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profiteer n : someone who makes excessive profit (especially on goods in short supply) v : make an unreasonable profit, as on the sale of difficult to obtain goods

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Noun

  1. One who makes an unreasonable profit not justified by their corresponding assumption of risk.
    The attorney increased his fee by ten times as much when the judge declared that no one could represent themselves.

Translations

one who makes an unreasonable profit not justified by their corresponding assumption of risk

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