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Meaning of profiteer

prof•it•eer

Pronunciation: (prof"i-tēr'), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who seeks or exacts exorbitant profits, esp. through the sale of scarce or rationed goods.
—v.i.
  1. to act as a profiteer.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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