Definition of "profiteer"
  1. An individual who gains excessive profit, particularly from selling critical resources in emergency situations such as wartime
How to use "profiteer" in a sentence
  1. The store owner was accused of being a profiteer during the hurricane when he dramatically increased his prices for bottled water and batteries.
  2. Investigations were launched to prosecute profiteers who were exploiting the economic crisis to inflate the prices of essential goods.
  3. The government introduced strict regulations to deter any profiteer from taking advantage of natural disasters to make unreasonable profits.

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