from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Someone who gouges.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See plum gouger.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who gouges or stabs.
- n. An insect that gouges: applied to numberless insects, designated by some specifying term: as, the plum-gouger.
- n. The bow oar of a flatboat.
- n. A cheat.
- n. A snow-plow formerly used on railroads in the western United States.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who swindles you by means of deception or fraud
- n. an attacker who gouges out the antagonist's eye
Apart from the horrendous economics of this imagine defining a stock-market seller as a "gouger" for selling shares at the current market price rather than the price for which the stock sold on average last month, I thought that once upon a time we had Constitutional protection against retroactive legislation.
If you raise your prices to the point where you attract a complaint, there is a pretty good chance that you will be thrashed as a gouger.
And while Barack Obama is trying hard to shed his professorial and all-too-Stevensonian air, he's just not a good enough eye-gouger at the line of scrimmage, especially with two people teaming up against him.
Not a gouger, just one to rebalance the time/work ratio.
Any candidate who uses the phrase "price gouger" or "windfall profits" should automatically be disqualified from holding office for being far, far too stupid to be allowed around legislative machinery.
After thinking this over a bit more, just lobbying the NRA wouldn't provide immediate gratification i.e. money for a tourist gouger.
Now I understand the mayor's game: he wants to be the only gouger in town!
By charging $20, the price gouger makes sure his water goes to those who really need it.
You continue on your quest, and finally find that dreaded monster, the price gouger.
'Or when the opponent looks like a crusher or a gouger, I always concede.'