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Definition of profiteer noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

profiteer

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌprɒfɪˈtɪər//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌprɑːfəˈtɪr//
 
(disapproving)
 
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a person who makes a lot of money in an unfair way, for example by asking very high prices for things that are hard to get The biggest profiteers then were the landowners.