Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who makes excessive profits on goods in short supply.
  • intransitive v. To make excessive profits on goods in short supply.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who makes an unreasonable profit not justified by cost or risk.
  • v. To make an unreasonable profit not justified by cost or risk.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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

Etymologies

From profit +‎ -eer (Wiktionary)

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