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Profiteer   Listen
profiteer  v. i.  To make an excessive profit, as on the sale of difficult to obtain goods; to act as a profiteer.

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"Profiteer" Quotes from Famous Books

... or tolerance for the "war profiteer," as the term is understood. The "war hog" is a nuisance and an ignominy. He should be dealt with just as drastically as is possible without doing damage to national interests in the process. But neither have I patience with or tolerance for the man ...
— Right Above Race • Otto Hermann Kahn

... 1920, the high cost of living is becoming the strain of life. Capital and Labor are at each other's throats; men cry "profiteer" at those whom good fortune and callous conscience have allowed to take advantage of the world crisis. The air is filled with the whispers that a crash is coming, though the theaters are crowded, the automobile manufacturers are burdened with orders, and the shops ...
— The Nervous Housewife • Abraham Myerson

Words linked to "Profiteer" :   capitalist, gain, profit

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