Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who makes excessive profits on goods in short supply.
  • intransitive verb To make excessive profits on goods in short supply.

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  • noun pejorative One who makes an unreasonable profit not justified by cost or risk.
  • verb To make an unreasonable profit not justified by cost or risk.

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

  • noun someone who makes excessive profit (especially on goods in short supply)
  • verb make an unreasonable profit, as on the sale of difficult to obtain goods

Etymologies

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From profit +‎ -eer

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